Tag Archives: liver damage

Holford on alcohol, home liver testing kits, and evidence

I had thought that the stream of Holford’s comedy health/marketing e-mails had dried up, so I was surprised to see him tell his mailing list yesterday that “One in two daily drinkers have liver dysfunction”. Not, in itself, an implausible claim. However, the evidence Holford bases it on is, not surprisingly, completely inadequate – this is not encouraging, given that Holford is trying to promote himself as an expert in addiction. Continue reading


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The Elmhurst Epidemic: classic example of the cultural and scientific clash between CAM and medicine

Dr Scott Gottleib has reviewed Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial for Wall Street Journal. He also recounts an intriguing anecdote from his own experience. Continue reading


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