A study of 487,375 adults were observed. People who ate spicy foods had a lower death risk during a seven year period than those who avoided them.
14% reduction in risk of death for people who ate spicy foods three to seven days a week.
1-2 days a week of eating spicy foods was all it took to have a 10% reduction in risk of death.
11% reduction in people who ate foods spiced with fresh chilies six or more days a week compared with those who ate the least amount of spicy foods.
by Dr. Earl Mindell