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If your beverage of choice is tea and you like to gulp that cup down while it’s still pretty hot, you might want to reconsider following new research.

A study reported by the American Cancer Society found that just two cups of tea at high temps could double a person’s risk of esophageal cancer.

While the dangers of hot drinks and cancer have been known, scientists were able to give a specific temperature where problems begin: anything above 140 degrees.

It is believed that the heat damages the esophagus in a repetitive way, similar to how smoking and acid reflux does, creating a cancer risk.

How hot do you enjoy your drinks? Will you start letting them cool first now? Which drinks can’t be enjoyed the same while cold?

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