Sunday, 25 October 2015

Eating spicy foods linked to a Longer Life

Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found

 Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, and researchers followed them for an average of more than seven years, recording 20,224 deaths.

After controlling for family medical history, age, education, diabetes, smoking and many other variables, the researchers found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death.

Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced the risk by 14 percent.

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