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FILE - This is a Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 file photo of Walter Martin as he prepares a coffee in his coffee shop in the colonial district of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, also announced in a report published on Wednesday June 15, 2016 that drinking "very hot" beverages of any kind could potentially raise the cancer risk. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

“I’m not really sure why coffee was in a higher category in the first place,” said Owen Yang, an epidemiologist at Oxford University who has previously studied the possible link between coffee and cancer. He was not part of the IARC expert group. “The best evidence available suggests that coffee does not raise the cancer risk,” he said.


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