There are a number of mouth-watering dishes famous for their phenomenal spices. People enjoy all the delightful spicy flavors regardless of the abundance of spices. The taste is worth the burning sensation that the spices cause.
— Medical News Today (@mnt) July 24, 2019
The Qatar University along with the University of South Australia has come up with a rather saddening conclusion via their study. Published in the Journal Nutrients, this study reveals an abruptly bizarre link between the intake of spicy food and dementia. It seems unreal, doesn’t it?
Fifty-million people suffer from dementia
But dementia is a very serious yet common problem. Reports suggest that more than fifty million people around the world suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s Association reveals that every third senior citizen is dying due to dementia globally. The statistics are very disturbing; consequently, a number of researchers have been working day and night to expose the ambiguities of dementia.
Experienced researchers are also looking for dependable treatment and permanent cure of the unfortunate disorder.
Data collection- China
The researchers have been working for over fifteen years to establish the relationship between spicy food intake and dementia. The China Health and Nutritional Survey has made a significant contribution to these new findings.
Every research requires significant data for a reliable conclusion. In this case, 4,582 adults from China who were over 55 years old participated in the survey. These surveys were conducted from the years 1991 to 2006. Later the relationship between diet and cognition was studied with the help of the data.
Asian countries – Highest spicy intake
Doctor Ming is the co-author of this unique study. He shared that chili is one of the most popular spices used across the globe. The Asian counties consume a significantly more amount of chili as compared to the European countries. Moreover, it is an everyday consumption.
The participants of the study were divided into certain groups. One of the groups of participants consumed 50 grams of chili every day. The researchers observed a significant cognitive decline in these participants. The reports suggest that the thinner participants were more prone to cognitive decline.
The overall conclusion of the study reveals that a higher intake of spicy food, whether fresh or dried can double the danger of dementia in adults, specifically older adults.
There were previous studies regarding the advantages of chili intake. But this study is the first-ever study to reveal a relationship between chili consumption and dementia.
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