A report by University of Tasmania School of Human Life
Sciences research fellow Kiran Ahuja says that hot chillies have the potential to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
research Johanna Laybourn-Parry added that heart disease remains the
number one preventable cause of death and that these new findings could
"Cardiovascular disease continues to generate a
considerable burden on population in terms of illness and disability and the
development of improved methods for prevention and treatment are essential,"
said that the components in chillies responsible for conferring this
protection were capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin and that these had the
potential to replace aspirin in the near future, "Aspirin... has
a nasty side effect, which causes stomach bleeding in patients,"he