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PODCAST: Health Check Season 1: Can coffee or tea increase your risk of cancer?

The Cancer Centre's Dr Wong Seng Weng (centre) discusses coffee, hot beverages and the risk of cancer with Health Check co-hosts Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis

10:01 mins

Synopsis: In this podcast series, The Straits Times guides you to healthier living, debunks the myths, and examines the impact of national policies with expert guests.

Dr Wong Seng Weng - medical director and consultant medical oncologist at The Cancer Centre - answers the following questions.

Can drinking coffee increase the risk of getting cancer? What's a safe amount of coffee to drink daily? Four cups? Or is that considered too many?

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To help prevent an increased risk of oesophageal cancer, how long should you let that piping hot beverage cool before you drink it?

Produced by: Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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