According to a research presented at the American Health Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020, people who often eat chili peppers may live longer. The data came from 4,729 studies in five health databases around the world. Records of 570,000 adults from various countries were monitored. The results showed that people who often ate chilis are 26% less likely to have heart disease, 23% less likely to have cancer, and 25% less risk of dying compared to people who never or rarely ate them. Researchers found out that it is because of “capsaicin”, a component that gives chili its spiciness and burning sensation. The team continues to add further information and hopes to publish the full paper soon.