The use of hot tea along with alcohol and smoking increases the risk of esophageal cancer, a group of Chinese scientists came to this conclusion, their work was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Medics for nine years studied the health and eating habits of 456,000 people aged 30 to 79 years. During this time, they detected 1731 cases of esophageal cancer.
Scientists found that such an oncology is five times more common in patients who regularly drank hot tea and consumed at least 15 grams of alcohol every day. At the same time, esophageal cancer is twice as likely to be detected in fans of hot drinks that have been smoked. The authors of the study believe that drinks with a temperature above 65 degrees Celsius cause internal injuries to internal organs, which can increase the likelihood of oncology.
They urge people to be cautious about excessively hot liquids, especially when using tobacco and alcohol at the same time. Earlier, the World Health Organization published a report according to which alcohol use increases the likelihood of seven cancers: colon cancer (colon and rectum), breast cancer, esophagus, larynx, liver, mouth and throat.
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