Cancer cure? Natural compound in hot sauce could KILL diseased cells

CANCER cells could be killed by a compound – capsaicin – found naturally in chilli peppers. Eating them raw or in a hot chilli sauce could protect you against symptoms.

Capsaicin, the compound responsible for giving chilli its fiery flavour, is the same found by researchers to destroy cancer cells.

A recent study by Ruhr-University in Germany discovered it could trigger them to self-destruct.

The researchers believe it may help them develop a cure for cancer in the future.

Dr Lea Weber wrote in the journal Breast Cancer: “Capsaicin is capable of inducing apoptosis (cell death) and inhibiting cancer cell growth in many different types of cancer, for example, osteosarcoma, colon, and pancreatic cancer cells, while normal cells remained unharmed.”

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