A hot cup of tea can be anything but comforting for some. A new study found that those who drink tea at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher have a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer, according to published findings. Researchers from the American Cancer Society have learned from previous studies that the relationship between squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus and hot tea is high, but they want to know if temperature has anything to do with it. They studied tea drinking habits for more than 50,000 adults from Iran, where people love to drink particularly hot tea.
The new findings follow a study published in 2017 that reveals a sinister relationship between tea and cancer when the over-drink is combined with other risk factors for cancer such as drinking and smoking.
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Let the terrible news block your daily tea, though Dr. Farhad Islami, of the American Cancer Society, said in a statement.
Just "wait until hot drinks cool off before drinking," he says.