Cancer research is often contrasted with various statistics that one way or another prove the opposite of various theories. However, a study on the relationship between hot drinks and an increased risk of larynx and esophagus cancer, which came out of the pen of US oncology specialists, excited the public and some other researchers. The fact is that the experts presented a study according to which they directly derived an increased risk of esophageal and laryngeal cancer and consumption of hot drinks after a certain age – and the results are really interesting!
An article with the results of the study has already been published in the latest issue of the international journal of the International Journal of Cancer, where experts specify that they have taken as a statistical database a database of more than 50,000 people aged 40 to 75 years living in Iran and Golestan, where it is especially strong The culture of drinking hot tea is developed. On average, each of these people consumed about 700 ml of hot tea per day, and studying this aspect in relation to physiological consequences, scientists came to the conclusion that exceeding this volume threshold with a probability of up to 90% increases the risk of larynx or esophagus cancer developing and rapidly developing .
At the same time, they note that the temperature of the drink is on average about 60 degrees Celsius – lower temperatures somewhat reduce this risk, but it all depends on the age indicator of a particular participant. It is worth noting that a similar study analyzing the factors of the occurrence of laryngeal cancer was previously presented.
A previous study also said that the systematic consumption of hot drinks – especially in the amount above average – in one way or another leads to a weakening of the natural protection of the oral and esophageal cavity, thereby increasing the risk of this type of cancer. It is worth noting the fact that specialists will soon release an updated article with additional statistical and scientific data.