Shocking! A drink loved by all may raise cancer risk, and it’s not alcohol

Tea and coffee are mostly seen as healthy beverages that could raise disease risk with their caffeine and antioxidant content

Tea and coffee are mostly seen as healthy beverages that could raise disease risk with their caffeine and antioxidant content.

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New Delhi: In a shockingly-distressing discovery, it was recently stated that there is a particular healthy drink that could significantly raise cancer risk in people – and what’s worse, it was not cancer. For a long time, alcohol earned a poor reputation for being a high-calorie beverage that can send fat levels and blood pressure levels spiraling along with the risk of deadly diseases. However, as it turns out, even tea and coffee could raise esophageal cancer risk in people.

How do tea and coffee raise cancer risk?

Tea and coffee are mostly seen as healthy beverages that could raise disease risk with their caffeine and antioxidant content. However, drinking the brew too hot can triple cancer risk by damaging the esophagus, say experts at the University of Cambridge. To reduce his, try letting the drink cool down before intake. People who drink very hot brews are 4.1 times more prone to cancer while those who preferred warm brews had a 2.7 times higher risk. However, the quantities were not stated.

In the Clinical Nutrition journal, it was further stated that those who liked to drink coffee were 2.8 times more prone to disease risk as opposed to non-smokers. Furthermore, the genetic disease association was stronger in people who preferred caffeinated hot drinks as opposed to decaf loyalists.

How do coffee and tea contribute to esophagus damage?

Thermal injury is a risk factor when it comes to damage caused by the ingestion of hot foods. Furthermore, sweetening the beverages can also reduce their nutrition quotient to do more harm than good. Coffee mixers and sugars can raise disease risk in regular drinkers by 30 per cent, stated another study.

But coffee does not always just cause harm. It could also do well in limited quantities. Earlier, studies stated that drinking three cups of coffee in a day worked well in reducing type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease risk.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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