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No coffee link to cancer, unless it's hot

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>> Many people can't start the day without it, whether it's a latte, cappuccino, or strong black. But is coffee going to kill you? According to previous advice, it possibly caused cancer. Now the World Health Organization says there's no evidence it's carcinogenic. So, cool beans for caffeine lovers, as long as they don't take it too hot.
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Beverages over 65 degrees Celsius, whatever they are, have been linked to cancer of the esophagus. Reuters' house correspondent Kate Keland has been following the story.>> Well, what has said is that they have downgraded, effectively downgraded, the risk of coffee. They used to say that it was possibly carcinogenic, now they're actually saying they don't know either way.
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They're saying there is no conclusive evidence to show that it does cause cancer, but they're also not saying that it definitely doesn't.>> The major causes of cancer are still drinking alcohol and smoking. But, the International Agency for Research on Cancer had coffee in its 2B category with chloroform and lead.
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The organization made headlines worldwide last year saying processed meat causes cancer. That research based on more than 1,000 scientific studies, so fry ups may be best avoided. But for now, the west's favorite pick me up drink can stay.