No news – eating spicy food makes you live longer

So they’ve studied 1/2 million Chinese people and discovered that those who ate spicy food several times a week had a 14% reduced risk of dying over those who only ate it once per week or less.

Some reports I heard said 3 times per week, others 6 or 7 times. I have no idea if these researchers were sponsored by the Chinese Chilli Growers Cooperative but the research has been published in the British Medical Journal so presumably it has been peer reviewed.

Anyway it’s generally good news as long as you don’t eat, 3 nan breads and your own body weight in onion bhajees to go with it because then you’ll be dead well before that 14% advantage kicks in.

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Author: the editor

Editor of Curry Culture and lover of IPA

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