The Association of Hot Red Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality: A Large Population-Based Cohort Study
In this large prospective study, we observed an inverse relationship between hot red chili pepper consumption and all-cause mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders. Adults who consumed hot red chili peppers had a 13% lower hazard of death, compared to those who did not. These results add to the literature by corroborating the main results of an earlier study . They are distinct in that they are drawn from a different population and thus support the generalizability of the protective effects of hot red chili peppers.