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01 August 2011

Colon cleansing has no benefit

Colon cleansing - it's been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but doctors say there's no evidence to back that claim.

Colon cleansing - it's been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but Georgetown University doctors say there's no evidence to back that claim.

In fact, their review of scientific literature, published in The Journal of Family Practice, demonstrates that colon cleansing can cause side effects ranging from cramping to renal failure and death.

Mishori and her colleagues examined 20 studies published in the medical literature published in the last decade. She says that while these reports show little evidence of benefit, there is an abundance of studies noting side effects following the use of cleansing products, including cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure.

 
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