A new study uncovers a correlation between hot tea and cancer.
But you don’t have to worry if you drink your tea at a reasonable temperature.
The American Cancer Society report found drinking 2 cups of tea at more than 140 degrees almost doubles your chance of esophageal cancer.
That temperature is key.
The link between hot tea and cancer has been found in previous studies but this is the first to determine a specific temperature.
Researchers say the heat may damage the esophagus, creating repeated injuries that lead to cancer in the same way smoke, alcohol and acid reflux do.
The bottom line is you can likely keep drinking your tea, coffee and cocoa without a problem.
Just keep the heat down.