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Coffee and Cancer?

by Savitha C Muppala on December 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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 Coffee and Cancer?

One out of ten adults assume that there is a connection between coffee and cancer and a recent poll of 2000 adults in Britain found that 9% thought coffee drinking can lead to the disease, as reported by a leading charity.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) there is no scientific evidence to back such an assumption.

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To allay fears, the WCRF said that there has been research to show that that coffee can have a protective effect against womb cancer.

Only possible health risk with coffee is that when it is consumed with sugar and full-fat milk or cream on a regular basis, it could up the risk of lifestyle diseases.
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"New evidence from our Continuous Update Project (CUP) suggests drinking coffee may decrease the risk of womb cancer, but there are still too many unanswered questions - such as how many cups we should drink, or how regularly - for us to provide any advice on coffee drinking," said Dr Rachel Thompson, head of research interpretation at the charity.

"The CUP has found no consistent evidence that suggests coffee increases or decreases the risk of any other cancers but we are continually reviewing the evidence to see if this changes."



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