Doc Talk: Do coffee and hot beverages cause cancer?

WHO has removed coffee from its list of possible carcinogens, but has added hot beverages

During the book-signing ceremony for the launch of my new book Cancer: A Doctor's View at the end of last year, a reader asked me: "Does coffee increase the risk of cancer?"

For coffee lovers, 2018 has been an emotionally tumultuous year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Do coffee and hot beverages cause cancer?'. Subscribe