ST Podcast: Can coffee or a piping hot cup of tea increase your risk of cancer?

The Cancer Centre's Dr Wong Seng Weng (centre) discusses coffee, hot beverages and the risk of cancer with Health Check co-hosts Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis.
The Cancer Centre's Dr Wong Seng Weng (centre) discusses coffee, hot beverages and the risk of cancer with Health Check co-hosts Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis.

Health Check Season 1: Can coffee or a piping hot cup of tea increase your risk of cancer?

10:01 mins

Synopsis: In this podcast series, The Straits Times guides you to healthier living, debunks the myths, and examines the impact of national policies with expert guests.

Dr Wong Seng Weng - medical director and consultant medical oncologist at The Cancer Centre - answers the following questions.

Can drinking coffee increase the risk of getting cancer? What is a safe amount of coffee to drink daily? Four cups? Or is that considered too many?

To help prevent an increased risk of oesophageal cancer, how long should you let that piping hot beverage cool before you drink it?

Produced by: Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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