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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