People buying coffee in California might notice soon something new when they pockft coffee. And, it's important to remember the ruling isn't related to recent data about coffee and cancer.
While there are many studies looking at coffee and its relationship to cancer, it's "inconclusive," said Bender. This lack of evidence led to the World Health Organization removing coffee from its list of carcinogens in The organization could not determine that coffee was safe — or not. The California proposed ruling focuses on acrylamide, a carcinogen, which occurs as part of the roasting process.
It's produced when foods are prepared tour high heat, including roasting, deep frying and grilling. The Council for Education and Research on Toxins sued to force coffee makers to remove acrylamide from their beverages or post a warning on their products. But coffee companies said removing acrylamide would ruin coffee's flavor.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said that Starbucks and the 90 other co-defendants in the case failed to show that coffee doesn't cause cancer. While Shepard said that studies show that lab animals exposed to high levels of acrylamide develop cancer, there's no similar research in humans. Even the U.
Food Drug Administration says people can still consume acrylamide, Shepard added.
When it comes to cancer, several recent studies have shown that coffee drinking helps. A meta-analysis of studies showed that coffee consumption likely reduces the risk of prostate, breast, colorectal, colon and endometrial cancers. And the AICR said research indicates coffee decreases the chance of getting two cancers.
While all this information might sound overwhelming the experts say the bottom line is simple:. Here's why coffee keeps you up at night. More evidence coffee can be a life saver.
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