The results of a new scientific study published in the journal (Annals of Internal Medicine) revealed that eating hot may involve serious health problems.
Where the researchers behind the study explained, that despite the many benefits of tea, drinking it at a very high temperature would negatively affect health.
The researchers noted that drinking hot tea with this temperature, by a certain group of people, may increase the risk of infection, which is the eighth most common type of cancer in the world, according to the World Fund for International Cancer Research.
According to this study, drinking hot tea on a daily basis may increase the risk of esophageal cancer, especially among smokers and drinkers.
The researchers explained that tobacco, alcohol and the substances contained in tea at high temperatures interact with each other to adversely affect human health.
The researchers were able to reach these results by targeting 556,155 adults, their ages ranged between 30-79 years, and they were followed for about 9 years.
During the study period, the researchers found the following:
- 1,731 people developed esophageal cancer
- The risk of developing esophageal cancer increased about fivefold in smokers and those who consumed alcohol and hot tea.
- Whoever drank hot tea and was not a smoker or alcoholic, the risk of infection did not increase.
Based on these results, the researchers stressed the need to select daily habits and behaviors, so as not to affect human health negatively.