Study Finds One-Tenth of Adults Believe Coffee Causes Cancer


Hey, it’s time to play everyone’s favorite game, “A Study Has Found!” Today’s lucky contestant is a study that has found nearly one-tenth of adults incorrectly believe coffee is a direct cause of cancer. No really.

According to a report published in the The Guardian, a survey of 2,000 adults found 9 percent of them believed drinking coffee would cause the disease. Oh and 10 percent think caffeine is the “key to weight loss.”

But thatz not right, says the World Cancer Research Fund.

The WCRF said that research has in fact shown that coffee can have a preventative effect against womb cancer and there are suggestions it may protect against liver cancer.

But wait — before you jump up and down shrieking COFFEE IS NOW THE CURE FOR ALL THE THINGS, head researcher for the WCRF, Dr. Rachel Thompson, said there are still a lot of unanswered questions (like how much and how regularly coffee should be consumed) to provide any actual coffee drinking advice or recommendations.

Thompson said there was “no consistent evidence that suggests coffee increases or decreases the risk of any other cancers but we are continually reviewing the evidence to see if this changes.” So slow your roll, coffee drinkers.

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