On June 15, 2016, Global News reported on the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) re-evaluation of the carcinogenicity of coffee. IARC downgraded coffee from a Group 2B possible carcinogen to Group 3, not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. The IARC Working Group found no consistent, reliable evidence that coffee increases the risk of cancer.
- Global News article: Coffee doesn’t cause cancer, but these things might, according to the WHO
- Summary of the IARC evaluation: Carcinogenicity of coffee, mate, and very hot beverages
- Fact sheet: Putting carcinogens into context: understanding IARC’s ratings