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Tuesday, March 14, 2006
 

Burn the suckers to death.

Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research. . .

Lehmann estimated that the dose of pepper extract fed orally to the mice was equivalent to giving 400 milligrams of capsaicin three times a week to a 200 pound man, roughly equivalent to between three and eight fresh habañera peppers – depending on the pepper's capsaicin content.

Hmmm, 400 milligrams of capsaicin, 3 times a week? I probably eat close to that as part of my normal diet, but at a steadier rate over all the days of the week. I could eat more.

posted by back40 | 3/14/2006 09:49:00 PM

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