Hot Coffee and Tea lead to Cancer
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the use of too hot beverages (eg, tea and coffee) is dangerous to health.
These are the results of the study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at the WHO, the results of which are given on the website of the organization.
Specialists conducted a meta-analysis of more than 1,000 scientific research on the properties of coffee and popular in South America, yerba mate drinks made from shoots and leaves of yerba mate tree. The researchers also took into account the risk factors that influence the development of cancer, as the use of tobacco and alcohol.
«The results of the study showed that the consumption of very hot beverages can cause cancer of the esophagus, and the temperature is, but not the drinks are to blame for this», — said Christopher Wilde, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Scientists describe the critical level — the temperature of 65 degrees Celsius. Consumption of drinks with a temperature up to this mark called safe for health, and above — can threaten the development of esophageal cancer.
«Studies have been conducted in Iran, Turkey and China, as well as in South America, where the mate or tea to drink very hot (their temperature is about 70 degrees Celsius). As a result, it was found that the risk of esophageal cancer increases with the temperature, «- the researchers note.
By the way, the WHO in 1991 and carried the coffee to mate «probably carcinogenic to humans.» And now in this group, according to the latest WHO also made hot drinks with a temperature above 65 degrees Celsius.