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Go ahead and drink your coffee, cancer experts say it's safe for patients

A California court had ruled this week that a cancer warning label should be required on coffee

ANI  |  Washington 

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Ever since a in passed a ruling where it mandated companies to include a on their products, the world has been taken by an uproar.

However, experts have taken up the case and stamped as safe.

The ruling by is said to be based on many studies tying a named acrylamide, which is formed when beans are roasted, to cancer.

However, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the for the American Cancer Society, was quick to point out to that the studies in question have been conducted on animals that were administered much larger quantity of the than a normal human would consume.

"The substance is present in many of our foods, not just coffee. There was a minor scare about it being in French fries, and foods that are cooked on higher temperatures. Demonstrating a direct cause to cancer is very difficult. You always have to put a [suspected] risk into perspective", said Lichtenfeld as quoted

Adding to the same, Ben Gaul, a coffee connoisseur in the Rhode Island, talked to the WPRI, a digital news platform, and said to relax.

Gaul explained that it is impossible to drink enough coffee to have any adverse effects.

He added, "We would have to have tens of thousands of times the dosage that we can get from a cup of coffee".

The is present in many other including French fries, roasted vegetables, and even grilled steak. Speaking on the same, Gaul added, "We have a long history of cooking our foods, our bodies are used to consuming these and metabolizing these".

Gaul even talked about the ruling to include warning labels and he explained the order as saying that the law, Proposition 65, required warning labels for hundreds of compounds which are known to cause cancer.

First Published: Sun, April 01 2018. 17:26 IST
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