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2. Hot Beverages

A study in the International Journal of Cancer showed a connection between esophageal cancer and hot beverages. Consuming a beverage such as hot tea at temperatures higher than 140 degrees causes thermal damage to the cells that line the esophagus and may be responsible for this increased risk. Those who drink hot beverages before letting them cool, and also consume alcohol and smoke cigarettes, increase their chances of developing esophageal cancer five-fold.

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