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To date, over 500 epidemiologic studies from America, Europe and Japan have evaluated the potential link between coffee drinking and the risk of developing cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed all available evidence in 2016, including research published since its original review in 1991, and found no clear association between coffee intake and cancer at any body site and, in some cases, found evidence that coffee drinking may actually help reduce occurrence of certain cancers.
Overall, a moderate consumption of coffee of 3-5 cups per day does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing cancer or an increased risk of dying from cancer.
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