Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study

04 Aug 2015Jun Lv, associate professor, Lu Qi, associate professor, Canqing Yu, assistant professor, Ling Yang, senior epidemiologist, Yu Guo, director, CKB national coordinating center, Yiping Chen, senior research fellow, Zheng Bian, senior coordinator, CKB national coordinating center, Dianjianyi Sun, PhD candidate, Jianwei Du, director, Pengfei Ge, vice director, Zhenzhu Tang, director, Wei Hou, chief, Yanjie Li, investigator, Junshi Chen, professor, Zhengming Chen, professor, Liming Li, professor

The habitual consumption of spicy foods was inversely associated with total and certain cause specific mortality, independent of other risk factors of death.

Cohort Study
12 effects
4 years
487375 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cancer
Lymphatic system

High evidence
-8.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-4.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Dementia Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-4.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Upper respiratory tract infection Respiratory outcome
Minor decreased risk of Upper respiratory tra...
Respiratory system

Moderate evidence
-17.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

High evidence
-30.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-14.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Immune system
Lymphatic system

High evidence
12.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-25.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Respiratory outcome
Decreased risk of Chronic obstructive p...
Respiratory system

High evidence
-30.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-3.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Stomach cancer (Gastric cancer) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stomach cancer (Gastr...
Digestive system

High evidence
-11.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Bladder cancer Urinary outcome
Minor decreased risk of Bladder cancer
Urinary system

High evidence
-11.0%