Experts advise waiting for hot drinks to cool down to protect against cancer

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A study that has just been issued by the American Cancer Society has found found that drinking 700ml per day of tea (around three cups) at 60C or higher was ‘consistently associated’ with a 90 per cent increased risk of the disease, compared with people who consumed drinks at lower temperature.

Lead author Dr Farhad Islami, said that drinking very hot tea or coffee can increase the risk of oesophageal cancer, and it is therefore advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking.

The report recommended adding cold milk to tea and coffee, or waiting for hot drinks to cool down, as this could protect against oesophageal cancer.

Research has found that regularly swallowing hot drinks nearly doubles the risk of developing disease of the gullet and researchers have advised people to allow beverages to cool.

The study of 50,000 people by the American Cancer Society has found found that drinking 700ml per day of tea (around three cups) at 60C or higher was ‘consistently associated’ with a 90 per cent increased risk of the disease, compared with people who consumed drinks at lower temperature.

During the 13 year follow-up period from 2004 to 2017, 317 new cases of oesophageal cancer – also known as cancer of the food pipe – were identified, and the chance of developing the disease was far higher for people consuming hot drinks.

Via The Daily Telegraph and the American Cancer Society

 

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