Research by researchers at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in the United States has shown that peppers contain a large amount of capsaicin compounds that help prevent cancer metastasis.
Chili is not only a popular spice in the world, because it is too spicy, this spice is rarely loved by many people. However, chili has high health value because it can help prevent diseases such as diabetes, obesity and influenza.
In addition to the aforementioned health effects, researchers at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University recently announced an unexpected result that eating dangerous peppers can also help prevent cancer. These researchers believe that peppers contain the natural compound capsaicin, which helps prevent cancer metastasis.
In order to clarify the use of capsicum in cancer treatment, the researchers studied the effect of capsaicin on lung cancer cells. After experiments, the researchers found that the compound capsaicin can inhibit the early metastasis of cancer.
The research team did not stop and continued to test mice with lung cancer, whose diet increased capsaicin content. The results showed that if they were fed foods rich in capsicum compound capsaicin, the lung cancer cells in their bodies were less likely to metastasize than mice. small. Suffering from cancer, but the same diet. normal level.
To explain the use of capsaicin in peppers, experts believe that this compound helps inhibit the growth of protein Src, which is the cause of cell death in the body.
Lead researcher Jamie Friedman hopes that one day, the compound capsaicin found in peppers can be used in combination with other chemotherapy to treat many types of cancer. However, he also believes that the abuse of capsaicin or more specifically, regular consumption of peppers can cause side effects such as gastrointestinal irritation, stomach cramps and burning sensation.