Risk of cancer: How hot tea can be?

The world health organization recommends that you leave the tea in front of the Drink to cool slightly, to reduce the risk for esophageal cancer. However, there was no clear indicative of how hot a drink can be. An international research team has now come to the conclusion that the risk drops below 60 degrees Celsius.

While sipping tea, the preferences are very different: What is the perfect temperature to drink, with the scalded someone else. Now, researchers have develop carried out in the North of Iran, a long-term study, it was examined how often tea drinkers at esophageal cancer. They found that those who drank up to two cups with a temperature of more than 60 degrees Celsius, sufferers twice as likely to have esophageal cancer as people who preferred less hot tea.

"According to our report, the Drink can increase of very hot tea, the risk for esophageal cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to wait for hot drinks to cool before trinken", Farhad Islami of the American Cancer Society said. Even if very hot drinks esophageal cancer favor: Especially green tea reduces the risk of various types of cancer.

The researchers carried out their study in the Golestan province in the North-East of Iran, where many tea drinkers life. Since 2004, they collected data from more than 50,000 participants. Among other things they held, how long the person waited before you drank tea, which was served in a Interview with a temperature of 75 degrees Celsius. In the course of an average of ten years they tracked the health of people and the number of cancer of the esophagus diseases.