Spicy foods like cayenne pepper are linked to lower risk of early death

Spicy foods like cayenne pepper are linked to lower risk of early death

Most spicy foods have one thing in common — chilies.

Chilies, cayenne pepper, and many other spices contain a potent active ingredient called capsaicin. This ingredient contains anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-obesity effects.

New research from scientists at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shows that spicy foods like cayenne pepper are linked to lower risk of early death.

The study included 487,375 participants, aged 30-79 years, from the China Kadoorie Biobank.

All participants filled out a questionnaire about general health, physical measurements, consumption of spicy foods, red meat, vegetables and alcohol.

As written in the study abstract:

Spicy food consumption showed highly consistent inverse associations with total mortality among both men and women after adjustment for other known or potential risk factors. In the whole cohort, compared with those who ate spicy foods less than once a week, the adjusted hazard ratios for death were 0.90 (95% confidence interval 0.84 to 0.96), 0.86 (0.80 to 0.92), and 0.86 (0.82 to 0.90) for those who ate spicy food 1 or 2, 3 to 5, and 6 or 7 days a week, respectively. Compared with those who ate spicy foods less than once a week, those who consumed spicy foods 6 or 7 days a week showed a 14% relative risk reduction in total mortality.”

In simpler terms, those who ate spicy foods regularly showed a significant decrease in risk of early death.

The researchers note that since it was an observational study, no immediate conlcusions can be drawn, but the authors call for more research that may “lead to updated dietary recommendations and development of functional foods.”

The study showing that spicy foods like cayenne pepper are linked to lower risk of early death was published in the BMJ.

You can include spicy drinks in your diet to get some of the benefits.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Regular Consumption of Spicy Foods Linked to Lower Risk of Death.” EurekAlert! BMJ, 4 Aug. 2015. Web. 10 Aug. 2015.
2. “Consumption of Spicy Foods and Total and Cause Specific Mortality: Population Based Cohort Study.” The BMJ. BMJ, 4 Aug. 2015. Web. 10 Aug. 2015.

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