A team of experts has found some interesting facts about chili pepper. They have said that eating chili pepper regularly will increase the life span of people. As per the study, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. The fruit as well helps in regulating blood glucose. These properties of chili pepper might be able to reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer as well. This study has been done by experts from the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings of the study are yet to be published in the virtual conference Scientific Sessions 2020. Experts have said that this fruit has been proved to be essential for leading a healthy life.
Experts who have worked on the new research have observed the data from 4728 past studies, which have been done on chili pepper and other chronic diseases. These past studies have included more than 570000 health records of people from the US, Italy, China, and Iran. Experts have seen that participants who have been eating chili pepper regularly are at a 26 percent lower risk of death due to cardiovascular ailments. Such people have been at a 23 percent lower risk of death due to cancer. Researchers have said that people who have been consuming chili pepper regularly have been at a 25 percent lower risk of death due to all other causes. Health experts have said that these are very surprising facts linked to the consumption of chili pepper. The findings of the studies show that dietary factors play a crucial role in people’s overall health.
However, experts have said that though chili pepper might be able to reduce the risk of death due to heart diseases and cancer but it is uncertain that chili pepper is solely responsible for increased life span. The lead author of the study has claimed that these are preliminary findings and there is a need for further controlled studies to substantiate these outcomes. The consumption rate of chili pepper has been different among participants; therefore, it is unclear how much quantity of chili pepper is required to be consumed for such health benefits.