According to a new study, people who drink tea piping hot may be increasing their risk of oesophageal cancer.
Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day had a 90 per cent risk of oesophageal cancer when compared to those who drank less tea and at cooler temperatures.
According to the Cable News Network, the study published in the International Journal of Cancer looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran.
The study’s lead author, Dr Farhad Islami, of the American Cancer Society, said, “Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee, or other hot beverages. However, according to our report, drinking very hot tea can increase the risk of esophageal cancer, and it is, therefore, advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking.” Read more