Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer Except Coffee

Posted: Jun 15 2016, 9:02am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer Except Coffee
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  • Coffee Can Not Cause Cancer If It Is Not Hot

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A latest report says that it is not coffee that is carcinogenic in nature. Rather drinking very hot beverages may cause cancer in the long run due to their scalding influence.

Coffee has always been at the forefront of suspicions that it causes cancer in some odd way. Yet now that is all bunk. It is the temperature of the beverage that causes cancer and not what is in it.

Especially as the hot liquid goes through the oesophagus, it scalds the inner lining of the throat. Over time this causes carcinogens to develop and thus throat cancer is the result.

Coffee, if it is sipped at normal temperatures which are neither too hot nor too cold, doesn’t cause cancer. So go ahead and enjoy your cup of java at a café. You deserve it. Just try not to drink it in a hurry while it is extra hot.

Over a thousand surveys were examined by the scientists. Besides coffee, the South American drink named “mate” was also included in the study. In 1991 both had been deemed cancer-causing in nature. However, now it seems that such is not the case.

When these selfsame drinks were heated to 65 degrees Celsius, they became harmful if sipped in haste. The temperature alone made them carcinogenic in nature.

Other studies done in Iran, China and Turkey show that hot beverages were best avoided like the plague, according to DailyMail. They caused oesophageal cancer and gullet cancer. Such other external factors as smoking and the consumption of alcoholic liquor were taken into account in the study.

In fact, new evidence points to the fact that coffee could prevent cancer. Tumors in the uterus and liver could be allayed thanks to a cup or two of coffee per day.

Thus there are the timely paradigm shifts in science. What was yesterday’s accepted dogma becomes today’s false alarm and vice versa. Science does not take anything for granted. This inverse relationship between coffee consumption and chances of contracting cancer is good news for coffee addicts.

Now the baristas can serve them their favorite mocha flavored beverages with panache. Coffee has a number of benefits. While excess of anything is bad, drinking anywhere from three to five cups of coffee per day could be good for your health. In other words, you have nothing to lose from getting your caffeine fix. It is a stimulant and a tonic for mental sharpness.

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