A new study found that people who eat spicy food might live longer. Is this the secret to longevity, or just a random correlation?
Eat hot peppers for a longer life?
“Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality — primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke — in a large prospective study.”
The Association of Hot Red Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality
“The evidence base for the health effects of spice consumption is insufficient, with only one large population-based study and no reports from Europe or North America. Our objective was to analyze the association between consumption of hot red chili peppers and mortality.”
Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality
“Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke-in a large prospective study.”
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