Diabetes Forecast

Spicy Foods Lower Death Risk

By Miriam E. Tucker ,


Talk about the spice of life: Eating peppery foods may lower your risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. Researchers followed nearly 500,000 adults ages 30 to 79. Those who said they ate spicy foods (mainly chili peppers) six or seven days per week were 14 percent less likely to die over the seven-year study period than those who ate them less than once a week. The effect was stronger for fresh chili peppers compared with hot sauce or dried flakes. 
Source: The BMJ, published online Aug. 4, 2015



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