Study reveals health benefits of eating spicy foods

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans are known to like it hot and there may be some serious health benefits.

A study tracked people who ate spicy foods six or seven days a week for several years. It showed they had a they had a death rate of 14 percent lower than the average person.

The key is the active ingredient Capsaicin. Benefits also include a decrease in appetite and obesity, as well as a lower likelihood of cancer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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