Very hot drinks linked to 90% higher risk of oesophageal cancer, says study
51 replies, posted
RIP British people
Black tea and coffee lovers getting dabbed on for their terrible preference.
Iced coffee lovers shall inherit the earth!
this was a wonderful article title to read just after pouring myself some coffee
Article doesn’t have a link to the paper...
I think this is it.
Yeah, until I've read the paper myself it's just popsci garbage.
I let tea cool down a bit first so I'm not worried. Always had this natural aversion to really hot drinks. Don't get the attraction scalding a layer of skin off.
Previous studies have reported an association between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. We examined the association of tea drinking temperature, measured both objectively and subjectively at study baseline, with future risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in a prospective study. We measured tea drinking temperature using validated methods and collected data on several other tea drinking habits and potential confounders of interest at baseline in the Golestan Cohort Study, a population‐based prospective study of 50,045 individuals aged 40–75 years, established in 2004–2008 in northeastern Iran. Study participants were followed‐up for a median duration of 10.1 years (505,865 person‐years). During 2004–2017, 317 new cases of ESCC were identified. The objectively measured tea temperature (HR 1.41, 95% CI 1.10–1.81; for ≥60°C vs. <60°C), reported preference for very hot tea drinking (HR 2.41, 95% CI 1.27–4.56; for “very hot” vs. “cold/lukewarm”), and reported shorter time from pouring tea to drinking (HR 1.51, 95% CI 1.01–2.26; for <2 vs. ≥6 min) were all associated with ESCC risk. In analysis of the combined effects of measured temperature and amount, compared to those who drank less than 700 ml of tea/day at <60°C, drinking 700 mL/day or more at a higher‐temperature (≥60°C) was consistently associated with an about 90% increase in ESCC risk. Our results substantially strengthen the existing evidence supporting an association between hot beverage drinking and ESCC.
I much prefer cold to hot drink anyway. Especially after burning my mouth badly one time..
I'm done for, I drink tea damn near straight from boiling.
I've been telling my friends and family for years that very hot drinks are bad, now I'm vindicated
Jokes on you I always forget my tea for two hours and drink it room temperature.
This is a widespread phenomenon which I call amteasia.
Is it just hot beverages or could hot water be an applicant of improving the chances of ESCC? Why did the study focus on hot tea? Does the tea part even matter?
It notes that previous studies linked hot tea consumption to ESCC. I wish I could read the whole paper, because i have so many questions on how accurate their research is.
From what I read the type of beverage is irrelevant and it's the temperature that's the problem.
So wait does this mean very cold drinks have a 90% chance of curing cancer? Can we start drinking liquid oxygen?
I'm a dead man walking at this point
Jokes on this study because no one actually consumes the entire beverage at very hot temperatures unless they're a madman. The actual life of a cup of tea is more like this:
Pour cup of tea from pot.
Wait barely long enough to even consider looking at the cup
Take a sip
writhe in pain as you just sipped some fucking magma from the earth's mantle, the very front of your tongue has taken one for the team yet again
wait an adequate amount of time for the tea to be actually drinkable
drink like maybe half the cup
forget about your tea
forget about it even more
Oh god I just remembered I made tea
begrudgingly drink the rest of your tea, it's room temp at best now.
Good thing I'm one of those freaks who likes drinks cool enough to taste like something other than burning.
as soon as tea has passed the all important threshold of 'hot, probably a bit too hot' it's lukewarm and effectively cold and shit and you've fucked it.
I prefer most of my drinks cold - except tea. Tean should be just above room temperature to be perfect. Coffee on the other hand? Serve me that shit with some ice and mocha. Fuckin' daysaver.
So you much rather have cancer
A true Englishman.
Do you want to get colonized by the red coats again?
Because if you carry on like that son, that's whats gonna happen.
is this because it causes some damage to the esophageal lining, and in repairing and regenerating gives greater chance for the cells to mutate into cancer cells?
just take caffeine pills instead
I'm not a savage, ok?
Look now, I understand that Cro-Magnons are very proud of their beverage of choice, but you'll just have to respect my presence of functioning taste buds.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.