Study Confirms Spicy Peppers Increase Lifespan
There has been much evidence showing The Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods, including a reduced risk for certain types of cancer. It's believed the health benefits come from a substance called capsaicin, which is found in hot peppers.
Now, a new study further strengthens this earlier research. For the study, a food frequency questionnaire was used to determine the consumption of hot red chili peppers over the past month in 16,179 adults over the age of 18 who took part in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III between 1988 and 1994. Researchers found that those who ate hot red chili peppers had a 13 percent lower risk of mortality from all causes compared to those who did not consume the peppers.
According to researchers, eating hot red chili peppers was most strongly associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke. More studies are needed to determine how pepper consumption extends lifespan.
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