Coffee May Have Cancer Risk

Coffee has many health benefits. However, it may soon come with a cancer warning. The Food and Drug Administration has found that certain types of coffee have acrylamide. Coffees at 7-Eleven, Starbucks and BP. There was a lawsuit filed requesting companies to post warnings about acrylamide. If the lawsuit is successful, the cancer warning will have to placed in every store that sells coffee. Companies that do not post this warning could be fined up to $2,500.

The National Coffee Association has stated that there has not been any evidence to suggest that coffee can increase the risk of cancer. They stated that there have been many studies done to show that coffee is a healthy beverage. They also stated that the U.S. government dietary guidelines has also stated that coffee can be included as a part of a healthy diet.

The American Cancer Society has stated that acrylamide can increase the risk of cancer when it is consumed in large amounts. However, they stated that most studies have not found that acrylamide does not increase the risk of cancer. Some studies have produced mixed results.

It is important to note that acrylamide is found in baked, roasted and fried foods. The FDA stated that acrylamide may be a health concern. However, they do not recommend that people abstain from certain foods because of it.

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