Eat while it’s hot, esophageal cancer comes early

When you were a child, your parents would tell you: “Eat while it is hot, it will be cold later”, and after work, colleagues have dinner together, “Eat quickly, it will not taste good when it is cold”; “Eat while it is hot “Eat” has always been the mantra of the Chinese people, but as everyone knows, China can become a high-incidence area for esophageal cancer, and “eat while it is hot” is really “a great contribution”!

There is a layer of mucous membrane on the surface of our oral cavity and esophagus, which are sensitive to temperature. It is said that the tolerance temperature of the oral mucosa is 60 degrees Celsius to 65 degrees Celsius, and the tolerance temperature of the esophageal mucosa is best not to exceed 40 degrees Celsius. When we eat hot food, these mucous membranes will be scalded and fall off, and the new mucous membrane cells will continue to proliferate and replenish; so if it is an occasional burn, the mucous membrane cells will repair themselves, which is not a big problem, but if you burn for a long time Eating too hot food will stimulate the mucous membrane of the esophagus repeatedly, which will gradually stimulate chronic inflammation. The epithelial cells responsible for newborns will always be in a working state to replenish the cells that have fallen off due to burns. Over time, inflammation will appear. Dysplasia, that is, epithelial cells have abnormalities in morphology and arrangement, and then become cancerous.

In 2020, there will be about 320,000 new cases of esophageal cancer in my country, which is the highest in the world The value within the range is about 600,000, that is to say, more than half of the esophageal cancers in the world occur in our country! And the reason for this is that “eating while it’s hot” is absolutely impossible. A 10-year follow-up study of 50,000 adults showed that compared with those who drank tea with a temperature lower than 60 degrees Celsius, those who drank tea with a temperature higher than 60 degrees Celsius had a 41% increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Therefore, Dr. Wang suggests that when eating hot pot, put the freshly cooked beef balls in 2 Eat it in about 10 minutes, and eat the porridge just out of the pot for about 20 minutes; for everyone’s health, it is better to change “eat while it is hot” to “eat while it is warm”. I am Dr. Wang Fenglei from the Spleen and Stomach Department of Dongzhimen Hospital. You are welcome to express your views on this matter in the comment area.