Hot maté drinking and precancerous lesions of the oesophagus: an endoscopic survey in southern Brazil.

@article{Muoz1987HotMD,
  title={Hot mat{\'e} drinking and precancerous lesions of the oesophagus: an endoscopic survey in southern Brazil.},
  author={Nubia Mu{\~n}oz and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Massimo Crespi and Carol Saul and N M Braga and Pelayo Correa},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1987},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={708-9}
}
Thermal injury resulting from drinking very hot beverages has been incriminated as a risk factor for oesophageal cancer, although no information is available on the lesions caused by this injury in human or experimental animals. The drinking of hot maté tea is very common in areas of moderately high incidence of oesophageal cancer in south-eastern areas of South America. This study investigated the prevalence of precancerous lesions of the oesophagus in 60 unskilled male workers, of whom half… CONTINUE READING
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