Coffee no cancer concern: WHO

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared that there is no evidence of a link between coffee and cancer. A report from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that while coffee has been on the IARC’s list of possible carcinogens since 1991, there is inadequate evidence to suggest that this is actually the case. Coffee was originally put on the list due to a small number of studies that showed a possible link to bladder cancer. However, while coffee now gets a clean bill of health, the WHO is warning that drinking beverages at extremely high temperatures (above 65 degrees Celsius) may be a cancer risk. This warning was particularly directed towards countries such as China, Iran and South American nations where the bitter herbal infusion mate is a popular beverage and is typically drank at these high temperatures.

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