New Study on Hot Tea, Alcohol and Esophageal Cancer

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DRINKING HOT TEA MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AMONG PEOPLE WHO SMOKE AND DRINK HEAVILY

(CNN) – A new study out of China suggests that people who smoke and drink heavily are more likely to develop esophageal cancer if they also drink hot tea.

The study was published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal.

For the purposes of the study, excessive alcohol use was defined as the equivalent of slightly more than a 12-ounce glass of beer per day.

Experts say more research is needed to confirm the study’s findings.

The tea council of the U.S.A. said in a statement that the health benefits of tea outweigh the possible risks.

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