Your Cancer Questions Answered!: Caffeine and Cancer

Question: If I have a lot of coffee, or caffeine, will this increase my risk of cancer?

Answer: For most types of cancer, coffee appears either to decrease risk of cancer, or to have no effect on cancer risk at all. Even in countries with very high intake of caffeine from coffee, such as Scandinavian countries, research does not support a link between coffee or caffeine and cancer risk.

The only exception may be…

To learn which type of cancer may be the exception and for other tips relating to caffeine, visit the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

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