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Chili Peppers May Provide A Key To Understanding Overeating And Obesity

Capsaicin - the chemical that gives chili peppers their kick - really does seem to be an aspirin-like drug: it has many beneficial health effects with (so far) little or no apparent downside. These benefits are mild, but scientifically well-established. Most interestingly, the chili effect is opening a window on [...]

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Any time you put mice on a high-fat diet, you will see increased endotoxemia (increased entry of bacteria into the blood) that causes systemic inflammation.  This type of inflammation also disrupts the normal satiety mechanisms that tell us to stop eating.

 

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