Coffee not linked to cancer, says World Health Organisation


New Delhi: According to WHO, coffee is not cause of cancer. The World Health Organisation has made fun the link between coffee and cancer saying that the existing proof is not enough to claim that coffee is a possible carcinogen.

Health experts at the International agency for Research on Cancer have stated that there is incomplete evidence to decide that coffee causes cancer and it can’t be ascertained on possible assumptions.

“I’m not really sure why coffee was in a higher category in the first place,” said Owen Yang at Oxford University who has previously studied the possible link between coffee and cancer. He was not part of the IARC expert group. “The best evidence available suggests that coffee does not raise the cancer risk,” he said.

Health experts say that they began to look out for a possible link between the two after witnessing high rates of esophageal cancer in many countries.

Although, according to current report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, suggested that drinking “very hot” beverages of any kind could potentially raise the cancer risk.