In this regard, detoxes involve pharmacologic intervention along with psychological support.
Since detoxes typically involve diet modification and often calorie restriction, weight loss is a typical result.
In addition, there is little research establishing safety, efficacy, indications, and contraindications for detoxes.
From this literature, a 60-question survey was developed to obtain a broad overview of the perceptions and experiences with detoxes.
For example, types of detoxes were organized to fit in the categories of Kit/Supplement, Juice/Tea, Fast, Dietary changes, and Other.
Andrew Langford, the trust's chief executive, said: "While people go on January detoxes
to 'rejuvenate' their liver, it would actually be more beneficial to adopt a more long-term attitude to achieving good liver health.