Tea has been touted for its potential health benefits for millennia, but new research shows if you drink it too hot, you may end up increasing your risk for esophageal cancer.
Doctors have long wondered whether very hot beverages increase the risk for squamous cell esophageal cancer. Considering the many things people eat and drink, studies have come back mixed on the hot drink and cancer connection.
But in the Golestan Province in Iran, people tend to drink just two beverages: water and very hot tea. The people in the province a lso tend to have anabnormally high rate of esophageal.