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IARC Monographs Volume 116: Evaluation of drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages

15/06/2016 -

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, maté and very hot beverages. The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 116 of the IARC Monographs. A summary of the evaluations has now been published in The Lancet Oncology. Also available are a Q&A on the Volume 116 evaluations, a Fact sheet and Debunking the myths.

Loomis D, Guyton KZ, Grosse Y, Lauby-Secretan B, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, et al. Carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, matmaté, and very hot beverages The Lancet Oncology, Published online 15 June 2016;

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IARC Press Release 244: IARC Monographs evaluate drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages. English, Français, Español

Q&A on Monographs Volume 116: Coffee, maté, and very hot beverages. English, Español

Fact Sheet: Cancer of the Oesophagus and Drinking Very Hot BeveragesEnglish, Français

Debunking the myths of the Monographs: Six Common Misconceptions DispelledEnglish, Français

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