Listen: Drink hot tea at your own risk: New study is latest to show link to esophageal cancer
"Well, we've all heard about the benefits of drinking tea, but a new study says it drinking piping hot tea could actually increase your risk of esophageal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, Dr Farren Kaman, gar who was a co author on this study joins us now in the Carol de Newsline. Dr kempter, tell us about this study question of this study was whether drinking beverages including hot tea. Increases the risk of Asaf agility cancer every year over four hundred thousand people get this type of cancer. However, there was no perspective. Dido no, well, done perspective, data in which had been measured in this case study was very novel in that fifty thousand people enrolled in study who at the beginning did not have any cancer every person for every person that teach temperature drinking was measured. So this was really the first time. Temperature measurements was done on fifty thousand people and fifty thousand people have been followed for over ten years to see who gets Joe janitor, who does not get stoppage. Okay, sir. And as we predicted people who showed a strong preference for drinking hot tea has a higher risk of getting Joe cancer. Is it just t- and not any other hot liquids like coffee? For example. We believe it is for any hot. People should not be too worried about drinking copy or anything like that. Because it's drinking very hot. Or hot other liquid that causes? So we're talking about having your T more than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit. That's win the risk increases. Sometimes they did drink ten cups of clubs up. The that's really dangerous but drinking one Cup of coffee per day. Let's say at sixty degrees centigrade or fifty five degrees centigrade. And that is what typically Americans do not increase the risk. So while this study showed that drinking very hot too at copious, those increases risk of cancer. People should not be too worried about drinking beer copy. They drink his as reasonable temperatures. Okay. And so is it just because you know, with anything that's too hot. It's probably going to I guess burn your Asaf against certain extend maybe that causes long term damage is that how that works that is the proposed mechanism. Yes. That's what's happening is that gonna burn esophagus and any tissue that you damage over an offer. It is it is it the risk of cancer in that tissue goes off interesting. Thank you so much. That's Dr Farren"