The two faces of capsaicin.

@article{Bode2011TheTF,
  title={The two faces of capsaicin.},
  author={Ann M. Bode and Ziming Dong},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={
          2809-14
        }
}
Capsaicin (trans-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the principal pungent component in hot peppers, including red chili peppers, jalapeños, and habaneros. Consumed worldwide, capsaicin has a long and convoluted history of controversy about whether its consumption or topical application is entirely safe. Conflicting epidemiologic data and basic research study results suggest that capsaicin can act as a carcinogen or as a cancer preventive agent. Capsaicin is unique among naturally occurring… CONTINUE READING
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