The Association of Hot Red Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality: A Large Population-Based Cohort Study

09 Jan 2017Mustafa Chopan , Benjamin Littenberg

In this large population-based prospective study, the consumption of hot red chili pepper was associated with reduced mortality. Hot red chili peppers may be a beneficial component of the diet.

Meta Analysis
9 effects
6 years
16179 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-13.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-36.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cancer
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-11.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Diabetes
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-24.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-14.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Pneumonia Respiratory outcome
Minor decreased risk of Pneumonia
Respiratory system

Low evidence
-19.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Influenza (flu) Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Influenza (flu)
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-19.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Chronic kidney disease  Urinary outcome
Increased risk of Chronic kidney disease
Urinary system

Low evidence
30.0%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Fall Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Fall
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
14.0%