Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Chili - Protective factor against peptic ulcer?
Authors: Kang, J.Y. 
Yeoh, K.G. 
Chia, H.P. 
Lee, H.P.
Chia, Y.W. 
Guan, R. 
Keywords: Capsaicin
Peptic ulcer
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Kang, J.Y., Yeoh, K.G., Chia, H.P., Lee, H.P., Chia, Y.W., Guan, R. (1995). Chili - Protective factor against peptic ulcer?. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 40 (3) : 576-579. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency and amount of chili taken by peptic ulcer patients and control subjects. One hundred three Chinese patients with peptic ulcer and 87 control patients were interviewed using a standard questionnaire. Those subjects who deliberately avoided chili use because of symptoms or advice from friends or medical practitioners were excluded. The median number of times of chili use per month was eight in the ulcer group. (25-75% quartiles 1-30) compared to 24 (8-56) in the control group (P < 0.001). The median amount of chili used per month was 312 units (25-75% quartiles 38-899) in the ulcer group compared to 834 units (274-1892) in the control group (P< 0.001). The odds ratio of having peptic ulcer disease, adjusted for age, sex, analgesic use, and smoking by multiple logistic regression, was 0.47 (95% confidence intervals: 0.25-0.89) for subjects who had a higher intake of chili both in terms of frequency as well as amount used compared to those who took less chili. Our data support the hypothesis that chili use has a protective effect against peptic ulcer disease.
Source Title: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
ISSN: 01632116
DOI: 10.1007/BF02064373
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


checked on Aug 3, 2021


checked on Jul 26, 2021

Page view(s)

checked on Jul 31, 2021

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.