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Steaming hot tea cancer risk

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People who drink their tea very hot have a higher risk of developing oesophageal cancer, a study suggests.

The British Medical Journal report said drinking black tea at temperatures of more than 70C significantly increased the risk.

The drink is traditionally drunk black and very sweet in the middle east, but the western tradition of adding milk cools it enough to remove the risk.

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