§ Mr. Couchman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 16 December 1991,Official Report, column 54, if he will give references to the epidemiological evidence that suggests that fresh fruit appears to be low in cariogenicity.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) Report, "Dietary Sugars and Human Disease" (1989) shows reference to Rugg-Gunn A. J. "Starchy foods and fresh fruit: their relevant importance as a source of dental caries in Britain, London: Health Education Council, 1986 (occasional paper; No. 3)" as included in its consideration of the cariogenicity of fresh fruit as eaten by humans.