When a bottle of water hits your throat
Water bottles can cause problems for the throat, particularly when they come in contact with mucous membranes.
However, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that drinking water with a water bottle in the mouth actually helped to reduce the risk of mouth cancer.
The study included 1,749 people over the age of 60 who had experienced cancer or stroke.
After taking into account factors such as how often the person drank, their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, they found that water with water bottles in the neck, jaw and cheek helped to lower the risk.
A water bottle’s shape can also be a factor.
According to the study, people with larger neck, cheek and jaw regions were more likely to develop cancer.
The researchers concluded that, as water bottles are commonly used in the workplace, they could be an effective way to reduce cancer risk.
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Water bottles can reduce the chances of mouth and throat cancer by up to 25 per cent, according to research.
Studies have also shown that water bottles may help reduce the chance of contracting a skin cancer.