The best news you’ll read today is that coffee isn’t a cancer risk


If you’re reading this standing in a cafe queue, waiting for a latte on a work break, or guzzling your eighth espresso for the day while building your startup, we have an important announcement you need to read:

Drinking coffee does not change your risk of being diagnosed with or dying from cancer.

A new study by Queensland researchers, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology,has finally ruled out concerns about links to cancer, no matter how much coffee you drink. The findings back up an August 2018 statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that said current science indicates consuming coffee posed no significant risk of cancer.

Associate Professor Stuart MacGregor, senior author and head of QIMR Berghofer’s Statistical Genetics Group, said the large new study looked at data from more than 300,000 people and showed drinking coffee every day neither reduced nor increased a person’s risk of developing any cancer.

“We know that coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and there continue to be mixed messages about the role it plays in disease,” he said.

“The health benefits of coffee have been argued for a long time, but this research shows simply changing your coffee consumption isn’t an effective way of protecting yourself from cancer.

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