- People who ate spicy foods had a 14% lower risk of premature death
- The study points to the benefits of capsaicin, a bioactive ingredient in chili peppers
- Research is needed to determine whether spicy food provides a protective effect
(CNN)Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week suggesting that eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer.