Letters Fluoridation

Interpreting the Newcastle fluoride bioavailability study

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39374.404502.BE (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:840
  1. Stephen T Holgate, MRC clinical professor of immunopharmacology1,
  2. Trevor A Sheldon, professor and pro-vice chancellor2
  1. 1IIR Division, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD
  2. 2Health Services Research, University of York, York YO10 5DD
  1. sth{at}soton.ac.uk

    We are surprised that the chief dental officer and chief medical officer for England in their full response to Cheng et al consider that the Newcastle study on bioavailability “contributed to a better understanding of the health effects of water fluoridation.”1 2 The researchers themselves urged caution when interpreting the …

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