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Those who eat chilli live longer, new study finds!

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People who regularly eat chilli tend to live longer, a new study has found.

And one of the American doctors behind it is originally from Melbourne!

He spoke with Ross and Russel on Wednesday.

“It was a really surprising result for us,” Dr Bo Xu, cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute in Ohio, told Ross and Russel.

“I suspect this is likely driven by a compound called capsaicin, which is an active chemical ingredient present in chilli pepper which is responsible for its pungent taste and smell.”

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