Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Latest on Covid-19 testing in SA: Public sector backlogs more than 6 days – an expert tells us more 2020-05-26 12:03 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Latest on Covid-19 testing in SA: Public sector backlogs more than 6 days – an expert tells us more Fitness WATCH | Stretches to help your body and mind during lockdown Medical Covid-19 damages lungs differently from the flu Medical Covid-19 can complicate pregnancy, especially if mom is obese Medical WATCH | Lung disease: the importance of pulse oximeters Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.