Health

Buzzkill? Coffee cancer warnings could go beyond California

It's fair to say that a lot of people awoke Friday to a headline that might have jolted them more awake than a morning cup of joe: A California judge had ruled that coffee sold in the state should carry a cancer warning.

Health

Science Says: What we know about cancer risk and coffee

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available ...

Oncology & Cancer

Opinion: How dangerous is burnt toast?

A new campaign is warning people that burning some food, such as toast, is a potential cancer risk. Here, the evidence for this claim is explored by David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the ...

Health

Does burned food give you cancer?

If you're offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It's commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer. This is in part down to one particular molecule ...

Health

Cut the carcinogen in your french fries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels of acrylamide - a chemical that forms in foods cooked at high heat, such as french fries and potato chips.

Health

Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA's Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide ...

Health

Acrylamide in food is a public health concern, says EFSA draft

EFSA has confirmed previous evaluations that, based on animal studies, acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. Acrylamide in food is produced by the same chemical ...

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