“More importantly, no adverse effects with capsaicin were observed in most studies. Thus, chilli peppers and capsaicin are safely and easily applicable to our daily life.

“Considering that chilli peppers have been a vital part of culinary cultures worldwide and have a long history of use for flavouring, it is more feasible to be utilised to treat overweight and obesity, compared with medications or other interventions with certain side effects.

“Dietary chilli peppers supplementation or to be food additives, with ideal dosage may be tentative methods for capsaicin to play its protective roles in metabolic health.

“With the widespread pandemic of overweight and obesity, the development of more strategies for the treatment of obesity is urgent.

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