Coffee doesn’t cause cancer, but these things might, according to the WHO

23 Jun 2016

On June 15, 2016, Global News reported on the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) re-evaluation of the carcinogenicity of coffee. OCRC’s Dr. Paul Demers provided Global News with commentary on how IARC evaluates carcinogenicity and what its classifications mean.

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.