MOSCOW, February 14 - RIA Novosti. Scientists have found that eating chili peppers helps reduce the risk of heart disease. The research is published in the journal Nature.
Korean experts conducted a meta-analysis of studies in which participants over the age of 18 included pepper or derivatives in their diet for a period of four to 12 weeks.
Scientists have found that the substance contained in paprika reduces the risk of developing metabolic syndrome - a complex of metabolic disorders that causes the development of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In particular, paprika acts in several directions at once by lowering cholesterol levels and a pronounced antioxidant effect.
The study also found that eating peppers can help normalize sugar levels in the body by reducing inflammation. However, the authors noted that additional clinical trials are needed to confirm this beneficial property of the product.