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Sixty seconds on . . . Coffee and cancer

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3400 (Published 21 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3400
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

Hooray, coffee’s in the clear!

Yes, it’s been reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Since 1991 IARC has listed it as “possibly carcinogenic,” but now it has decided that there’s inadequate evidence to say that it causes any cancer at all. It may even protect against liver and endometrial cancer.1

So, it’s safe to go on drinking it, is it?

IARC is …

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