A TOP Southampton liver doctor has warned revellers that a New Year detox is futile.

Dr Mark Wright, consultant hepatologist at Southampton General Hospital, explained that kicking the alcohol for just the month of January will have no medical benefits for your liver.

He said: “'Detoxing for just a month in January is medically futile.

"It can lead to a false sense of security and feeds the idea that you can abuse your liver as much as you like and then sort everything else with a quick fix.”