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How to cut your cancer risk and save money at the same time

Bad news for your caffeine habit: coffee can cause cancer.

Brewed coffee has high levels of acrylamide, a chemical shown in some studies to cause cancer — and now coffee chains in California must warn their customers, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday.

“Cancer warning labels on coffee would be misleading,” the National Coffee Association, which is considering an appeal of the decision,said in a statement. “The U.S. government’s own Dietary Guidelines state that coffee can be part of a healthy lifestyle.”

The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT).

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