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Who doesn’t love instant coffee or a good barbecue? Your kidneys, says this oncologist!

18 Jun, 2023

 

We all know that coffee itself has protective effects, especially black coffee when taken without sugar, but can the same be said conclusively about instant coffee? Instant coffee contains a chemical called acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen that could cause various types of cancer, including kidney cancer.

Acrylamide is a potentially harmful chemical that forms when coffee beans are roasted. It is also found in a wide range of foods, smoke, household items, and personal care products. Studies have found that overexposure to acrylamide may damage the nervous system and increase the risk of cancer.

This information comes from Dr Jovita Martin Daniel, Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology at the MGM Cancer Institute in Chennai. While drinking a cup of instant coffee may not 100 percent give you cancer, Dr Jovita says moderation matters and it is better to be aware of the possible association with an increased risk of cancer.

Link : https://thesouthfirst.com/health/who-doesnt-love-instant-coffee-or-a-good-barbecue-your-kidneys-says-this-oncologist/

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