Friday, 27 March 2009

Let it brew...




So i'm sitting on campus after finishing perhaps one of the most pointless exercises so far of my degree - a quantification exercise. Don't ask me why the university thought a maths exercise would benefit our degrees but oh well wasn't too bad. Anyways what i really came to discuss was an interesting article i found on the metro. Now the metro isn't the source of all knowledge but it can chuck up an interesting story every now and then.

Headline: Leave your tea 4mins 'or face higher cancer risk'

Supposedly we should let our tea cool down before drinking otherwise it will increase the risk of cancer by eightfold. Scientists claim we should let our tea brew or stand for at least 4 mins as the hotter it is the greater the risk of developing cancer. The findings emereged in the British Medical Journal after research in northern Iran which has the highest oesophageal cancer rates.
Hmmm well i'm always a bit skeptical of such research, but i guess i shouldnt gulp down my tea...

here's a video of some famous tea lovers (they probably would have got cancer)... don't ask why, i just typed in tea into youtube...

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