Chilli eaters have fewer deadly heart attacks, say scientists

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Chilli eaters have fewer deadly heart attacks, say scientists

Chilli eaters have fewer deadly heart attacks, say scientists

People who often consume capsaicin-rich fruits have 40 per cent less risk, but dietitians say causal link not proven

Chilli eaters have fewer deadly heart attacks, say scientists - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Chilli peppers being harvested in France ( Getty )

Eating chilli peppers has been linked to a lower risk of suffering a fatal heart attack, scientists say.

They found people who consumed the spicy fruit more than four times a week had a 40 per cent less smaller of dying of a heart attack.

And their mortality risk for all causes was 23 per cent lower, compared with those who did not eat chillies.

The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, examined 22,811 citizens of the Molise region in Italy, and followed them up after about eight years.
Marialaura Bonaccio, an epidemiologist at Neuromed in Pozzilli​, Italy, said: “An interesting fact is that protection from mortality risk was independent of the type of diet people followed.
“In other words, someone can follow the healthy Mediterranean diet, and someone else can eat less healthily, but for all of them chilli pepper has a protective effect.”

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