Having piping-hot tea may increase cancer risk

Tea is a common beverage across the globe. But science says that tea lovers who do not let their beverage cool down a bit can be at the risk of developing esophagus cancer. A decade long study published in the International Journal of Cancer revealed that people who drank a lot of tea and mostly like to have it very hot- above 60 degrees- had double the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared to the one who had cooler tea. Even The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has made it clear that drinking very hot beverage above 65 degrees C is “probably carcinogenic” for a human being. It occurs in the esophagus- a long, hollow tube that connects the throat to the stomach.

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