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U.S,JAN16: : Now if you eat spicy food, it may add more years to your life.

This fact was brought to light by a study carried out by the researchers at the University of Vermont. The researchers concluded that peppers and spices contribute a lot to maintain a good heart condition and to the effective cure of many diseases.

This new study which was published in the journal 'PLoS ONE', points to the benefit of red chili peppers and spices in the human body system. Eating red hot chili peppers lead to 13 percent decline in the total mortality rate, as per the study. The new research further establishes the fact of an earlier study conducted in China - which has examined red chili intake and its effect on mortality rate in 2015.

The researchers found that the consumption of red chili peppers result in lower cholesterol, obesity control and increases the blood flow. The antimicrobial characteristics found in capsaicin, major component present in red chili peppers, is responsible for such behaviors.

"Although the mechanism by which peppers could delay mortality is far from certain, Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels, which are primary receptors for pungent agents such as capsaicin (the principal component in chili peppers), may in part be responsible for the observed relationship," the researchers said.

They also noticed that people who had red chili peppers looked much younger and were more sustained in their lifestyle.

"Because our study adds to the generalizability of previous findings, chili pepper -- or even spicy food -- consumption may become a dietary recommendation and/or fuel further research in the form of clinical trials," says Mustafa Chopan, one of the researchers involved in the study.

Mustafa Chopan, a medical student at the Larner College of Medicine along with Benjamin Littenberg, M.D, Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont were the researchers who were part of this extensive study.

The study was based on the data of more than 16,000 U.S people by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) III, who were under constant examination for a period of 23 years.

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