Study: spicy foods may help you live longer

Last Modified: Tue Sep 29 2015 22:07:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 14%
    reduction in risk of death for people who ate spicy food 3 to 7 days per week, compared with people who ate the least amount of spicy food
  • 1-2
    days per week with some portion of a meal containing spicy food was all it took for people to have a 10% reduced risk of death
  • 11%
    reduction in cancer-death risk in people who ate food spiced with fresh chillies 6 or more days a week, compared with those who ate the least amount of spicy food.
  • 500,000
    people aged 30 to 70 across 10 regions in China were analyzed from 2004 to 2008.