Sipping Hot Coffee causes Cancer


New Delhi: World Health Organization released its long-anticipated report on coffee, and its findings bode well for your health. In viewing the most current scientific evidence over the past 25 years since its last analysis on the matter, the WHO finished that coffee should no longer be considered. Christopher Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer conveyed that, these results propose that drinking very hot drinks is one credible cause of esophageal cancer and that it is the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears to be accountable.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conveyed that, there were hints that coffee may even lesser the risk of liver, breast and uterine cancer, but not if obsessive hotter than 65 degrees Celsius. A review of over 1,000 studies concluded that drinking “very hot” beverages was “probably carcinogenic to humans,” said the agency. “It doesn’t matter what the liquid is. What matters is the temperature,” said epidemiologist Dana Loomis, who took part in the review of the world’s most popular hot drinks.  IARC conveyed that the studies in places such as China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and South America, where tea drunk very hot (at about 70 degrees Celsius) establish that the risk of oesophageal cancer greater than before with the temperature at which the beverage was drunk. In lab studies, very hot water at 65-70 degrees Celsius boosted oesophageal tumors in mice, said the agency. The National Coffee Association cheered the WHO finding, pointing out that it's the first time a foodstuff or beverage has ever been positively reclassified by the scientists.

The key words here as science is a moving target, especially in terms of food, as bodies making recommendations about what people consume have tended to flip-flop in recent years. But there is good news for coffee drinkers. The analysis found that at “normal” temperatures, there was some data pointing to a lower risk of cancer of the uterus, liver and breast. Coffee had strong antioxidant effects and other possible health benefits. Very hot drinks have thus been classified “probably carcinogenic to humans.