Come winter and one common statement resonates all over India “Ek garma garam Chai ho jaye!”. Not anymore! A recent study conducted by the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) states that drinking your steaming hot cup of tea can make you 4 times more prone to Oesophageal Cancer!
According to the study, drinking hot tea causes thermal injury to the oesophageal lining and given our (India) extreme affinity for the Chai, it puts us at more risk than others. Quite sad, but true.
The report also stated that drinking hot coffee had no such repercussions, but eating spicy and hot food could cause harm to the Oesophagal lining. So, the next time you find yourself with a hot cup of tea in your hands, blow a little on it.
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