Chopan ’17 and Littenberg Study on Chili Peppers’ Effect on Mortality Featured in International Media
January 31, 2017 by
Mustafa Chopan, Class of 2017 medical student, Larner College of Medicine at UVM. (Photo: LCOM Creative Services)
(January 13-17, 2017) Researchers from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont have found a link between consuming red hot chili peppers and overall mortality. Medical student Mustafa Chopan ’17 and Professor of Medicine Benjamin Littenberg, M.D., recently published a study in PLoS ONE that examined National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) III data and found that participants who consumed hot chili peppers had a 13% decrease in mortality.
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