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TWIW 21: Hot tea linked to cancer
05, Aug, 2019
This Week In Wellness drinking hot tea may increase your risk of esophageal cancer.
A study published in the International Journal of Cancer has shown that drinking tea hotter than 60 degrees Celsius was associated with a whopping 90% higher risk.
Previous studies have shown a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer but this is the first one to show what temperature makes the difference. The study followed 50,045 individuals aged 40 to 75 years for a median of 10 years. Of the 317 new cases of esophageal cancer identified, 285 of the were in the group that consumed 700 ml of tea per day or more at a higher temperature (60°C or higher).
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