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London, Dec. 17: Nearly ten percent people mistakenly believe that coffee causes cancer, with 9 per cent of those polled thinking that drinking coffee can lead to developing the disease.

The survey of 2000 adults was done by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) to highlight misconceptions about coffee.

Six per cent said that coffee can protect against the disease. 10 per cent think that caffeine could help with weight loss, despite, according to the WCRF, there being no scientific evidence for the assumption, The Independent reported.

More than 20 per cent believed that caffeine is the "most dangerous" substance in coffee.

Dr Rachel Thompson, head of research interpretation at the charity said that new evidence from their Continuous Update Project (CUP) has discovered no proof to suggest that coffee ups or decreases the risk of any other cancers. (ANI)

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