That’s fine not to trust WHO, I think they are over-reactionary, frankly. They also just published a statement regarding pregnant women, and that they should not consume ANY alcohol.
But, that is only ONE source, and one preliminary study. So, we cannot toss out the baby with the bathwater, here. The Scientific Method is still sound. After all, it has provided us with life-saving vaccines, drugs, and methodologies we use every single day. You simply cannot paint all Scientific Method with one black brush based on preliminary study. That would be like saying you had a terrible nurse take care of you last time you were in the hospital, so now you do not trust ALL nurses. I would be offended at that blanket judgement statement, as I happen to think I’m a pretty good nurse. So, when you say, “I don’t trust these people”, you cannot lump all Scientific Method in with WHO. Or the scientists that published this one study, that uses a LOT of qualifier adjectives. That’s silly. For goodness’ sake, if you drink too much water it will kill you. Take the information, and assess it for it’s value as it applies to you, and use it wisely. Wait for more studies that can replicate the results.
If you read that article, it states, “In fact, coffee is in the same 2B category as cell phones because of evidence that drinking coffee could be associated with cancer of the large bowel. On the other hand, coffee was also recently linked to a lowered risk of fatal prostate cancer, so go figure.” So, preliminary findings, more studies to follow that will reveal more info. That’s how it works, Drew. Do not lose faith in a methodology that has provided us some very, very valuable information to lead better lives. You should know this, you’re in the medical field.
So, I’m going to put my moderator “foot” down, here, which I don’t think I’ve ever done on this forum, and ask that we stop the debate about the Scientific Method and its validity. I think this is rather pointless, and it is taking away from this thread’s original intent. If you would like to debate the Scientific Method, there are better venues than our forum to do so. I hope you understand, Drew.