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2 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Make sure you do identify it in due course
3 so he can see the date of it, apart from anything else.
5 MR. MORRIS: Yes. The main point is that this document is
6 saying, quite categorically, "It is important to remember
7 that, although diet is an important contributory factor to
8 these diseases, it is not the only one". Then it goes on
9 about alcohol and other things. They are making quite a
10 strong point there, including cancer, that diet is
11 relating to cancer. But do you think -- I will tell you
12 this is 1985.
13 A. Right.
15 Q. Do you think that that would be a quite reasonable
16 position in 1985 and still a reasonable position?
17 A. I think it is very reasonable. You remember, if this
18 is advice being given to the general public it is very
19 sensible advice to give to the general public, because, as
20 I have already indicated, studies have been carried out
21 which suggest there might be a relationship between fat
22 intake and cancer.
24 Q. But this is saying there is; it is an important
25 contributory factor, not may be?
26 A. They are saying it is an important contributory factor
27 to these diseases, which are things like coronary heart
28 disease and obesity, and so on, including cancer.
30 Q. Including cancer, some forms of cancer. It does not say
31 which forms; it just says some forms of cancer.
32 A. But, I mean, it is a very reasonable position to take.
34 Q. That document is just -- it is actually in the file -- in
35 that file No. 5. It is a document produced by McDonald's.
37 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What is it called?
39 MR. MORRIS: It is part of ----
41 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, it is called "Good Food, Nutrition and
42 McDonald's". This is a United Kingdom document published
43 in October 1985.
45 MR. JUSTICE BELL: October 1985?
47 MR. RAMPTON: Yes.
49 THE WITNESS: Tab V, I think.
51 MR. RAMPTON: Tab V in file 6.
53 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Tab V?
55 MR. RAMPTON: Yes.
57 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Of volume VI?
59 MR. RAMPTON: Yes, of the pink VI.