It’s not the coffee that will give you cancer, it’s how hot it is

There’s more to worry about from your hot morning coffee than just spilling it onto your lap.

A new study by a cancer-research group has found that searing-hot liquid beverages — such as a steaming cup of joe — are carcinogenic.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer said that it found that drinks and soups over 149 degrees have been linked to esophageal cancer.

It’s enough to make people want to go out and order an iced tea.

“People probably shouldn’t order their drinks extra hot,” said Mariana Stern, an associate professor at the University of Southern California. “The risk that we found is for very hot beverages.”

Stern was one of 23 scientists hired by the IARC to review more than 1,000 studies involving cancer and beverages.

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Jeffrey R. Ungvary President

Jeffrey R. Ungvary