- A new study conducted in Italy has revealed that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke by half
- As part of the study, participants' health status and eating habits were monitored over eight years
- Researchers found that the risk of dying from a heart attack was 40% lower among those eating chili peppers at least four times per week
A new study has revealed that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke.
CNN reports that researchers carrying out a study in Italy compared the risk of death among 23,000 people, some of whom ate chili and some of whom didn't.
Participants' health status and eating habits were monitored over eight years and researchers found that the risk of dying from a heart attack was 40% lower among those eating chili peppers at least four times per week.
According to results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study showed that death from stroke was more than halved.
Study lead author Marialaura Bonaccio, an epidemiologist at the Mediterranean Neurological Institute (Neuromed), said protection from mortality risk was independent of the type of diet people followed.
"In other words, someone can follow the healthy Mediterranean diet, someone else can eat less healthily, but for all of them chili pepper has a protective effect," she said.
The report stated that the research uses data from the Moli-Sani study, which has around 25,000 participants in the Molise region of southern Italy.
Meanwhile, a group of people has been a source of blessing to a waitress, Angelica, at an IHOP restaurant in New Jersey, giving her a $1,200 (N435,000) tip.
One of the people who showed the rare act of kindness, Zellie Thomas, shared the pictures they took with the waitress on Saturday, December 14.
Thomas explained how he and 11 other friends of his brought $100 (N36,250) each to the restaurant with the plan that they would gather and give them to the waitress.
He said after they had paid their food bill, they gave the money they brought which was $1200 in all to the lady.
In another news report, prices of foodstuffs have increased in Nigeria, according to a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
According to the NBS, the prices of the food index rose by 14.48% in November 2019 compared to 14.09% in October 2019.
The bureau said that the rise in the food index was caused by increases in prices of bread, cereals, oils and fats, meat, potatoes, yam and other tubers, and fish.
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