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Beliefs on the consumption of chilli peppers and health in Mexico City


, : Beliefs on the consumption of chilli peppers and health in Mexico City. Salud Publica de Mexico 37(4): 339-343

Two studies were made with 119 and 121 people over 19 years old in Mexico City. Frequency of intake of chillies, beliefs in their health benefits and beliefs in illness related to their intake were recorded. Of men and women 39+or-13.5 years old, 90% ate chillies; 23% classed themselves as high consumers, 30% as medium and 24% as low.

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