- The findings of this study are not currently relevant to people diagnosed with breast cancer because they were done in cells grown in the laboratory.
Strength of Science: Medium-High
- This research study suggests provides preliminary evidence that capsaicin, the spicy component of chili peppers could work with protein TRPV1 to help stop breast cancer growth in laboratory grown breast cancer cells. However, because this is a preliminary finding, much more work needs to be done to understand the roles of capsaicin and TRPV1 in breast cancer.
- This research was well done as a scientific study with appropriate controls and statistical analysis.
- However, this study is in human breast cells that are cultured in the laboratory not in human beings. The results from studies on cells grown in the laboratory and treated with hot chili may or may not be similar to results in those cells in humans when they are in the whole body.
Research Timeline: Laboratory Research