Tea Drinking Temperature and Risk of Esophageal Cancer

The correlation between hot drinks and esophageal cancer.

15 mins
What is it about?


Medicine and Health

Multiple observational studies have reported an association between hot beverages and Esophageal cancer. A major limitation of all previous prospective studies is that data have been based on the self-reported perception of tea drinking temperature. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that since there is a limitation with the evidence, they have classified "drinking very hot beverages at above 65C" as "probably carcinogenic" (Group 2A) rather than "carcinogenic" to humans (Group 1).