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10 Coffee Drinks That Won’t Give You Cancer

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What evil lurks in this cup?

According to The Guardian, recent research indicates that 9 percent of grown-up human adults somehow believe that coffee is carcinogenic.

In a survey of 2,000 human adults, 9 percent are under the impression that drinking coffee causes cancer. But those 9 percent of participants and whoever else believes coffee causes the disease are totally misinformed. Take word from the World Cancer Research Fund:

The WCRF said that research has in fact shown that coffee can have a preventative effect against womb cancer and there are suggestions it may protect against liver cancer.

In ya face, 9 percent of people form a 2,000 person survey! Coffee isn’t giving you cancer, it might even sort of potentially kind of doing the opposite. Suck it.

Before we get too stoked, let’s see what head of research analysis at the WCRF, Rachel Thompson, had to say:

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.


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.”

So, the jury’s out? Is that what you’re saying?

In celebration of what we, the 91% who do not believe that coffee is basically tobacco you can drink, here are 10 classic coffee drinks that will not give you cancer:

  1. Drip coffee
  2. French press coffee
  3. Pour-over coffee
  4. Turkish coffee
  5. Iced Coffee
  6. Instant Coffee
  7. Diner coffee
  8. Espresso
  9. Irish coffee
  10. Coffee ice cream

What camp are you in: Coffee does give you cancer or coffee does not give you cancer?

Via The Guardian via Jezebel//Image via Getty

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  • Alexandra

    Coffee contains both trace amounts of carcinogens and antioxidants (which can act to prevent cancer). So it may or may not increase your risk of cancer. Everything in moderation.