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Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day — about two large cups — had a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer, when compared to those who drank less tea and at cooler temperatures.
The study looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran.

“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,” said Dr. Farhad Islami, of the American Cancer Society and the study’s lead author.
Previous research has found a link between hot tea drinking and esophageal cancer. This study, published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer, was the first to pinpoint a specific temperature, according to the authors.

Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world and is often fatal, killing approximately 400,000 people every year, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is usually caused by repeated injury to the esophagus due to smoke, alcohol, acid reflux and — maybe — hot liquids.
The esophagus is a long tube through which swallowed food and liquids travel to reach the stomach.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 13,750 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed in men and 3,900 new cases in women in the United States in 2019.
The team of researchers followed 50,045 people, aged between 40 and 75, for an average of 10 years. Between 2004 and 2017, the researchers detected 317 new cases of esophageal cancer.

The study said more research was needed on why exactly drinking very hot tea is associated with the higher risk of esophageal cancer.
Stephen Evans, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said that it was the heat that was the issue rather than the type of beverage.

“In fact, it is probably anything hot: Microwaved jam has been known to cause esophageal injury. It is possible that the trauma leads to cell changes and hence to cancer,” he told the Science Media Centre. Evans was not involved in the study.
In the United States and Europe, tea is rarely consumed at temperatures above 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit) — but in places like Russia, Iran, Turkey and South America, it is common to drink tea that hot or even hotter.

Cite: https://fox6now.com/2019/03/20/drinking-...tudy-says/

The rate of esophageal cancer is rising globally, particularly in men in less developed countries, the study says. In China, where the rate of esophageal cancer is among the highest in the world, men who drink tea often smoke and drink alcohol.
The analysis included 456,155 participants aged 30 to 79 years who did not have a history of cancer. All were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 from five urban and five rural regions of China. At the start of the study, participants reported the temperature at which they drank tea as well as some of their other behaviors, including drinking alcohol and smoking.
After 9 years, researchers found 1731 cases of esophageal cancer reported in 1,106 men and 625 women.

Cite: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/201802...cer-risk#1

So apparently its not good for your esophagus to drink any kind of hot beverage - S
So keep the temp under 149F?

Seems anything higher than that would be hard to swallow anyway.

"Earl Grey, hot" Wink
Great Tissue
No pot and now No Tea...

...thanks fringe.
(03-20-2019, 10:59 AM)Ishtahota Wrote: [ -> ]No pot and now No Tea...

...thanks fringe.

Thanks @sivil Chuckle
Good article,
Common sense says your scalding your esophagus with those temps. and since they only drink tea at that temp in the area tested it will show suspicion to the tea when in reality it is the HOT water scalding your esophagus and NOT the tea. Warm tea is a healthy drink.
(03-20-2019, 11:19 AM)Apache54 Wrote: [ -> ]Good article,
Common sense says your scalding your esophagus with those temps. and since they only drink tea at that temp in the area tested it will show suspicion to the tea when in reality it is the HOT water scalding your esophagus and NOT the tea. Warm tea is a healthy drink.

This ^ ^. Yeah3
(03-20-2019, 10:59 AM)Ishtahota Wrote: [ -> ]No pot and now No Tea...

...thanks fringe.

Sorry guys, its not just tea though, its any hot beverage. Usually I drink iced tea I made myself, I think tea is a healthy beverage. So I'll have to watch the temp of my coffee when I go to drink it.

The weed thing, well i haven't had any problems, probably been smoking over 30 years. I think it is a hell of a lot safer than alcohol. Some say 144 times safer than alcohol.
I usually smoke in the 13-17% range on a nightly basis and I don't think I've had a snap yet! I have seen one of my friends act really weird on weed though, he got angry, accused his girlfriend of cheating on him at this party cause he smoked a joint. Maybe he had one of these episodes.
I was looking for a gif of Ash (Bruce Campbell) Army of Darkness where he drinks scalding hot water out of a tea kettle...couldn't find it...instead I spent some time just looking at Bruce Campbell. daydream
I have to say I am a fan of Bruce Campbell too.



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