Andrea Burgener makes a bold statement in writing that there’s no research showing that eating fibre or whole grains causes less cancer or heart disease (“Standing up to the breakfast police”, July 12).  

Clearly she has not read widely enough. As recently as January 10 this year the UK Guardian reported that no less than the World Health Organisation (WHO) had commissioned a “landmark review” of the subject and the results will “inform forthcoming WHO guidelines” on diet. The research was conducted by a team at the University of Otago led by Prof Jim Mann, who also carried out the previous WHO-commissioned review that subsequently “informed WHO guidance on curbing sugar in the diet, leading to sugar taxes around the world”...

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