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Scientists have found a link between chili peppers and heart and vascular diseases. We tell the details
People who ate red hot peppers at least 4 times a week had a 40% lower risk of dying from a heart attack compared to people who did not. Deaths from stroke in this group were almost 2 times less common.
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People who frequently eat red hot peppers are less likely to die of heart attacks and strokes than those who do not eat them at all. This was shown by a new Italian study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Scientists have observed approximately 23,000 people for eight years. They compared their lifestyle, dietary habits and health status. It turned out that people who ate red hot peppers at least 4 times a week had a 40% lower risk of dying from a heart attack compared to people who did not eat it. Deaths from stroke in this group were almost 2 times less common.
The scientists noticed that the protective effect of the pepper was not dependent on any type of diet. That is, some people ate a Mediterranean diet, while others were less healthy, but for all, hot peppers were associated with a reduced risk of death.
“Now, as has been shown in China and the United States, we know that different plants containing capsaicin, although consumed in different ways in different parts of the world, can protect our health,” said Licia Iacoviello, professor at Innsbury University, co-author of the study.
Further, scientists plan to investigate the biochemical mechanisms due to which red hot peppers are beneficial for the body.
In a comment to CNN, nutritionist Duane Mellor of Aston Medical School said the study was interesting but "does not show a causal link between red hot peppers and health benefits." For example, it could depend on the way food was prepared.