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Complainant Name:
Mrs Julie Doubleday

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro

Complaint:

Mrs Julie Doubleday complained to the Press Complaints Commission, under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice, that a graphic accompanying an article about cancer rates gave the misleading impression that breastfeeding increases the likelihood of developing cancer.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following wording:

A graphic accompanying yesterday's story about cancer rates suggested that more than 40% of cases were linked to breast feeding and other causes. In fact, breast feeding has been linked to lowering rates of cancer, both in nursing mothers and nursing babies. Further information is available at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/how-is-breast-feeding-related-to-breast-cancer

Date Published: 19/05/2014



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