World Health Organization pulls coffee as possible carcinogen, may reduce risk

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[FILE] Two cups of coffee sit on a table in a Sydney, Australia coffee shop.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has some good news for coffee drinkers.

Wednesday, WHO announced that coffee would no longer be categorized as a possible carcinogen.

This comes twenty-five years after being listed as being a possible cause of bladder cancer.

They went on to say that coffee has no carcinogenic effects on other cancers, including those of the pancreas and prostate, and has even been seen to reduce the risk of liver and uterine cancers.

Coffee has also been linked to finding lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and neurological disorders.

This announcement marks a very rare reversal from WHO.

The panel did, however, present other evidence that suggested drinking anything very hot, 149 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, including coffee, water, tea and other beverages, probably does cause cancer of the esophagus.

 

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