The ability of tea to prevent cancer is a frequently touted claim. However, evidence regarding the association between tea consumption and cancer development is not well established. Several studies, including a recent meta-analysis, have found a link between drinking hot tea and an increased risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The International Agency for Research on Cancer's view is that consuming hot beverages of any type is "probably carcinogenic." Investigations into the link between tea consumption and colorectal, liver, and prostate cancer have not shown strong protective abilities nor a strong suggestion of increased incidence.
Learn more about esophageal cancer risks.
This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Drinking Tea: Are the Health Benefits Real? and Neurologic Effects of Caffeine .
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Cite this: Elwyn C. Cabebe. Fast Five Quiz: Tea and Health - Medscape - Aug 03, 2022.