Research Paper Title
Consumption of Spicy Foods and Total and Cause Specific Mortality: Population Based Cohort Study
How does regular consumption of spicy foods influence mortality?
Regular consumption of spicy foods was inversely associated with total and certain cause specific mortality (cancer, ischaemic heart diseases and respiratory diseases), independent of other risk factors of death.
What is Known and What This Paper Adds
A beneficial role of spices and their major bioactive components has been reported in a variety of chronic disorders in experimental and small sized population studies. In this large prospective study, regular daily spicy food consumption was inversely associated with total and certain cause specific mortality.