Drinking tea or coffee in hot conditions is certainly in demand by many people. Especially when the weather is cold, hot drinks are needed. But what if the drink is too hot? Can it trigger cancer?
A recent study says that hot coffee and tea can actually increase the risk of esophageal cancer, aka esophageal cancer, guys! You need to be careful. Hot coffee fans must panic absurdly after hearing this. Because research at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, published in the International Journal of Cancer, states that drinking habits at 60 degrees Celsius can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by 90 percent.
The question that often arises with the results of the above research is whether we should immediately abandon the habit of drinking coffee in the morning? Now, according to an explanation from Brian Henick, MD, a cancer expert from Columbia University Medical Center said there was no need to worry. According to him, the results of the research do not always apply to most people. The first reason, according to Dr. Brian, was that the study was conducted in Golestan Province, Iran, which did have a higher number of esophageal cases compared to other regions.
Dr. Brian said that some even called the area an esophageal cancer belt (esophageal cancer belt). It is estimated that 14-17 esophageal cancer cases are found in every 100,000 people in the area, according to a 2015 report. In the United States, for example, there are only 4 cases among 100,000 residents.
Another reason is the condition of drinking coffee or tea which is not always the same. The temperature of the drinks used in the study is certainly very controlled, and not necessarily the same as what people in their homes do. You can see there is the potential for missing information about hot drinks that can trigger cancer.
But that does not mean the results of the study do not mean anything at all for survival. The results of this study open clues about the possibility of other cancer risk factors if you drink drinks in very hot temperatures. But experts are currently still focusing on risk factors that have certainly been influential, especially cigarettes and stomach acid. Although the results of this study do not necessarily have the same effect on everyone, still you have to be careful when drinking drinks that the temperature is considered too hot.
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