Tea drinking and the risk of esophageal cancer: focus on tea type and drinking temperature.

07:00 EST 11th January 2020 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Tea drinking and the risk of esophageal cancer: focus on tea type and drinking temperature."

The association between tea drinking and esophageal cancer is still contradictory. This study is to determine the association between tea drinking and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma focusing on drinking temperature and tea types. A population-based case-control study was conducted in a high esophageal squamous cell carcinoma risk area in China. A total of 942 incident esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cases with historical confirmation and 942 age- and sex- individually matched community controls were recruited from the study area. Trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire collected detailed information on tea drinking, diet, smoking and alcohol drinking habits. Habitual tea drinking temperature was measured with a thermometer during interviews. We analyzed the association between tea consumption, drinking temperature and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, stratified by tea type, while adjusting for other potentially confounding factors. Drinking very hot tea (>65°C) was significantly associated with the increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (odds ratio = 1.67, 95% confidential interval 1.25-2.24) relative to non-drinkers. Consumption of black tea, irrespective of the frequency, intensity and tea leaf amount, was significantly associated with a higher risk (P for trend <0.01). Compared to those who consumed <300 g/month tea leaves at ≤65°C, those who consumed more than 300 g/month tea leave at >65°C had a more than 1.8-fold higher risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma for both green tea and black tea. Our results provide more evidence that drinking very hot tea (above 65°C) are significantly associated with an increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP)
ISSN: 1473-5709


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [39942 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Comment on "A prospective study of tea drinking temperature and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma" by Islami et al.

Tobacco smoking, chewing habits, alcohol drinking and the risk of head and neck cancer in Nepal.

Although tobacco smoking, pan chewing, and alcohol drinking are important risk factors for head and neck cancer (HNC), the HNC risks conferred by products available in Nepal for these habits are unkno...

Does Drinking Together Promote Relationship Intimacy? Temporal Effects of Daily Drinking Events.

Although research has documented harms associated with drinking within intimate relationships, there is evidence that some drinking patterns-characterized by congruent or shared partner drinking-may b...

Study on the related factors of esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions in rural residents aged 40-69 years in Shandong Province.

To analyze the related factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and precancerous lesions among residents aged 40-69 years old in rural areas of Shandong Province. In October 2018, 300 villages i...

Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water and Bladder Cancer Burden in the European Union.

Trihalomethanes (THMs) are widespread disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water, and long-term exposure has been consistently associated with increased bladder cancer risk.

Clinical Trials [26062 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Brief Alcohol Intervention to Reduce At-Risk Drinking Among Type 2 Diabetics

This study is designed to test an intervention to reduce at-risk drinking among Type 2 diabetic patients. At-risk drinking is associated with inferior diabetes treatment adherence and con...

Unhealthy Alcohol Drinking and Anesthetic Requirement in Women

Unhealthy alcohol drinking is negatively influencing health of people and costing a large number of annual finance via "secondhand" effects. Additionally, unhealthy alcohol use covers a sp...

Evaluating Change in Drinking Identity as a Mechanism for Reducing Hazardous Drinking - Study 2

The purpose of the proposed research is to evaluate whether changes in drinking identity (DI; how much one associates one's self with drinking) can reduce hazardous drinking (HD; heavy alc...

Binge Drinking Among Youngs is a Risk Factor for Alcohol Use Disorders

The purpose of this study was to assess drinking habits and patterns of alcohol consumption, smoking habits, use of illicit drugs and the prevalence of binge drinking and alcohol use disor...

Cancer Risk Reduction Through Combined Treatment for Tobacco and Alcohol Use

RATIONALE: A counseling program that motivates patients to stop smoking and drinking may reduce the risk of oral cancer. It is not yet known whether motivational stop smoking counseling or...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES by persons under the legal drinking age.

Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.

Drinking an excessive amount of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES in a short period of time.

Behaviors associated with the ingesting of water and other liquids; includes rhythmic patterns of drinking (time intervals - onset and duration), frequency and satiety.

A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.

Quick Search

DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Cancer Disease
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...

  Bladder Cancer Brain Cancer Breast Cancer Cancer Cervical Cancer Colorectal Head & Neck Cancers Hodgkin Lymphoma Leukemia Lung Cancer Melanoma Myeloma Ovarian Cancer Pancreatic Cancer ...

Skin cancers
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma, or BCC, is a cancer of the basal cells at the bottom of the epidermis. It’s very common ...

Searches Linking to this Article