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Is 'detox' medicine or marketing?

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After the excesses of the past few weeks you might be tempted to buy a detox product, but the charity Sense about Science says you will be wasting your time. They have compiled a leaflet debunking claims made on eleven products from drinks and diet supplements to patches and even a detox brush. Dr Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and Nas Amir Ahmadi, managing director of Detox in a Box, discuss if our bodies are capable of recovering from binges on their own.

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