A Recent study conducted by researchers in The Univeristy of Tehran has stated that drinking hot tea or coffee could double the risk of developing cancer. People who regularly consume their tea at 60°C or higher see their risk of gullet cancer rise by 90 per cent, this is also applies to drinks such as coffee or hot chocolate .But letting a cup cool down for several minutes before drinking could help.
Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cause of cancer worldwide and one of the main causes of cancer death. The Results of the study Published in the International Journal of Cancer, looked at the drinking habits of people aged 40 to 75 who lived in north-eastern Iran. The risk of oesophageal cancer rose to 2.4 times among those who regularly drank it at 75°C.