NEW YORK – Good news has emerged for spicy curry lovers that your favorite food might be helpful for live longer, a new study claim.
Researchers from University of California claimed, that a curry or stir fry for dinner won’t just spice up your evening – it could might also help you live longer.
Scientists say that blocking the body’s ability to feel pain boosts lifespan – and that one way of switching off pain is by regularly eating chilli peppers.
The culinary advice follows experiments in mice, in which stopping pain signals from reaching the brain extended their lifespan.
Animals that could not make pain-sensing protein called TRPV1 were ‘exceptionally long lived’.
Not only was life 14 per cent longer, but it was also healthier.
University of California researcher Andrew Dillin said: ‘We think that blocking this pain receptor and pathway could be very, very useful not only for relieving pain, but for improving lifespan and metabolic health and in particular for treating diabetes and obesity in humans.