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Tom Rawls
01-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Garrett--

In your recent article in Performance Menu, you explain how peppers can inhibit healing and exacerbate joint pain. You focus on lab studies in presenting your conclusions. I was left to wonder whether those cultures that rely heavily on peppers in their cuisine (Mexico and India would be two, I believe) have higher incidences of inflammation that those cultures that use peppers less.

Is there any evidence along these lines?

Thanx.

Garrett Smith
01-05-2008, 12:20 PM
Geez, Tom, you're asking to make me give away next month's PMenu article!

To make a long story short, yes, there is epidemiological evidence in that direction, especially with cancers of various areas of the digestive tract.

Tom Rawls
01-05-2008, 01:05 PM
thanx Garrett.

I didn't mean for you to give away the ending. I look forward to reading the article.

Garrett Smith
01-05-2008, 03:39 PM
Tom,
No worries, it's the journey there that's important!