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Do you eat chili peppers on a regular basis? A new study says you may be getting extra health benefits that will help lengthen your life.
Chili pepper eaters may have a “significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer,” according to preliminary research that will be presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020.
While previous research has found consuming chilies has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer and blood-glucose regulating effect due to capsaicin – which gives chili peppers their characteristic hot taste, the study is the first large-scale effort to compare reported consumption of chili peppers with disease mortality.