Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 13 April 2017 Eating spicy food may help you live longer Eating spicy food may help you live longer. That’s the conclusion of US scientists who analysed the results of a survey conducted among over 16,000 Americans for a period of up to 23 years. They discovered that people who regularly eat hot red chilli peppers had a 13% lower mortality rate than their peers. One possible explanation may be that capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, plays an important role in cellular and molecular mechanisms that prevent obesity and modulate coronary blood flow. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Lifestyle 2 general eyelash health issues and how to treat them News QUIZ: Which famous people said these outrageous things about health? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?