Spicy Food Delays Mortality
If you are a regular consumer of spicy food might live longer.
So say researchers at the University of Vermont in the US, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13% reduction in total mortality.
The large prospective study primarily examined deaths due to heart disease or stroke.
The researchers note that although the mechanism by which peppers could delay mortality is far from certain.
However, the benefit may be gained from the principal component in chili peppers, capsaicin, which may play a role in cellular and molecular mechanisms that prevent obesity and modulate coronary blood flow.
The study was published recently in the journal PLoS ONE.
January 16th, 2017