Coffee lovers, beware, it seems that hot beverages may be linked to an increased link in cancer. Recently, coffee has been getting some pretty awesome representation in the health fields. It seems that coffee has been linked to a variety of positive ends in the body, like preventing liver damage and heart disease and it can also help push you to workout more often. With so many positive aspects, it would seem odd that a recent report found that coffee could be linked to some serious cancer claims. According to the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), coffee has been listed as a “possible carcinogenic.”
However, a few recent studies that have been published have found that there is simply not enough evidence to prove that coffee has any link to cancer. The study looked into the effects that coffee has on both humans and animals. The results did not fall in line with the original carcinogenic narrative. Now, while this can be looked at as good news, there is a caveat here. It seems that incredibly hot beverages have been linked to esophageal cancer.
“The majority of esophageal cancers occur in parts of Asia, South America, and East Africa, where regularly drinking very hot beverages is common and where the reasons for the high incidence of this cancer are not as well understood,” IARC director Christopher Wild, PhD, said in a press release.
So you can still enjoy your daily cup of coffee, but be sure to cool it on the heat!