Bad habits significantly affect the probability of disease.
Any disease is much easier to prevent than to treat. And various Oncology is concerned in the first place. I don’t even know what prevention really is effective. Fortunately, such studies are very actively carried out worldwide. Both dedicated to the treatment, and concerning the diagnosis and prevention. Indeed, the problem of cancer is one of the major medical problems of all mankind.
The Chinese decided to investigate whether the risk of cancer of the esophagus with a variety of the most common addictions. No, these statistics were collected before, but there were not considered combinations of external conditions and other related factors. And the Chinese approached the issue fundamentally. A study led by Joon Lee, Professor of medical statistics from Peking University of Public Health.
450 thousand people from 10 regions of China. 10 years of research. Participants from 30 to 79 years of both sexes. A clear record of the habits, the report on life style and regular medical checkups. If someone refused in the process from bad habits – from the final statistics, it was excluded.
Was recorded 1731 case specifically cancer of the esophagus. And based on the analysis of data from patients, it was found that:
Regular Smoking and drinking hot tea increases the likelihood of disease 2 times.
– Consuming more than 15 grams of alcohol daily, but in combination with hot tea increases the risk of illness by 5 times.
– Eat at least 15 grams of alcohol daily, but in combination with hot tea, impact on the statistics is not provided.
Characteristically, simply the consumption of hot tea also does not increase the risk of disease. Only in combination with other predisposing factors. And it’s even logical – it’s hot tea in any case will damage the lining of the esophagus, activating the regenerative processes. And if some cell in this process will begin abnormally to share – it can cause cancer. And in combination with carcinogens – and even more so.
The conclusion is simple – if you smoke and drink, try to refrain from hot tea – it will further exacerbate the situation. And bad habits in General, it is better to get rid of – will be healthier.
Especially pleasant is the fact that this study can be used to test other hypotheses about how best to fight different types of cancer. Though, because tea and addictions information gathering was not limited, he was tested and recorded almost all the important.