Landon, Those who drink excessively hot tea or coffee need to be careful. A research from Cambridge University in England has found that the risk of cancer of the esophagus in the throat of those who drink hot coffee or tea is almost 3 times higher. However, the good news is that it has not been linked to any other cancer.
Research on more than half millions people
During the research, the data of more than half millions people of UK were searched from Bio Bank. In this, more coffee drinkers were compared and their cancer risk was matched with data from other people. The results of this research have been published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Drinking less hot tea and coffee is also dangerous
Research has found that the risk of esophageal cancer (cancer in the esophagus) is 2.8 times higher in those who drink more coffee or tea. Studies show that people who drink less hot tea or coffee have 2.7 times the risk of cancer. Whereas, in those who drink hot or very hot tea or coffee, this risk increases up to 5.5 times.
The researchers did not collect information on the amount of coffee the participants were drinking during the day. Therefore, whether the amount of drink has any relation with the risk of cancer, nothing can be said at the moment.
Patients may have ‘thermal injury’
Scientists believe that drinking hot coffee or tea first burns people’s food pipe, which can damage the throat. Due to this, dangerous cancer cells can grow here. This process is called thermal injury. However, this is just a theory and it has not been proved yet. Scientists are doing research on this.