Scientists have warned of the dangers of hot tea

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Hot drinks can trigger esophageal cancer

The findings of the researchers are based on observations of 50 thousand hot tea drinkers in different countries.

Turkish scientists have warned of the dangers of drinking hot tea, Cumhuriyet newspaper writes.

For several years, scientists have observed a group of 50 thousand people from Turkey, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – countries with a tradition of drinking hot drinks.

Specialist in the field of gastroenterology Vedat Geral spoke about the findings of scientists: regular consumption of a drink with a temperature above 65 degrees increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer.

In addition, drinking hot tea with cold water can provoke the appearance of ulcers in the esophagus and acute gastritis, which, in turn, contribute to the development of cancer.

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Geral stressed that mainly a genetic predisposition leads to the development of esophageal cancer, but hot tea can become a trigger for it to enter the active stage. Trigger factors also include smoking and drinking.

In 2019, experts from the American Cancer Society reported that daily consumption of hot tea increases the risk of esophageal cancer 90 percent. To do this, it is enough to consume 700 milliliters of tea warmed up to 60 degrees per day.

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