Hot Peppers May Protect Against Heart Disease

21 Apr

People who regularly ate hot red chili peppers were 13% less likely to die during a two-decade period, mainly because the group had fewer deaths from heart attack or stroke.

The reason for hot peppers protective effect is not known, but it may be related to the peppers content of capsaicin, a compound that can improve coronary blood flow.

Source: Bottom Line Personal March 15, 2017  Benjamin Littenberg, MD, professor of medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, and co-author of a study of data on 16,179 Americans, published in PLOS ONE.

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