Introduction to Food Nutrition Oz Assignments

Introduction to Food Nutrition Oz Assignments

Introduction to Food Nutrition Oz Assignments


The goal of this evaluation report is to examine the link amid chilli consumption and incidence of obesity in Chinese adult population by survey application through China HealthCare and Nutrition Survey (referred as CHNS) [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].

This study depicts that regularity of spicy diet intake is associated with a compact risk of death in the adult Chinese population. Although, chilli is the most frequently used spice yet there is a huge culture and geographic difference in chilli consumption pattern [ CITATION Arn15 \l 16393 ]. For an example, intake of chilli is greater in Asian than European nations. If we will talk about China, then more than 30 per cent of the adults consume chilli contained spicy food on daily basis [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ]. In this proposed study, beneficial aspects of chilli and active component in chilli capsaicin have been related to obesity, mortality, and increased muscle strength. In past decades, an extensive research has been conducted focusing the special effects of chilli and the main constituents of chilli that is capsaicin on daily energy equilibrium [ CITATION Cro02 \l 16393 ].

Media headline for the given journal article

“The ‘Hot’ spicy food benefits associated with longer lived slimmer human health”

Overview of the journal article

The article is depicting that chili consumption can be healthy for living longer and healthy human-life as it is associated with the energy level balancing in daily life. The results of this survey study are showing that high chili intake is directly proportional to the obesity prevention and longer life. It is the first study which is relating chili intake and obesity using real data of population. This study mentioning that energy intake varies with chili intake, as consumers of chili experienced high energy when they increased their energy intake from 20grams per day to above 50grams per day [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].

How chili consumption is helping in living Long Life

Chili contains a bioactive herb compound, which is called capsaicin, which is the responsible element for its spicy and hot quality. Capsaicin is rigorous in the seeds part and also in the white innermost long membrane; the higher capsaicin it will contain, the peppery the pepper will be [ CITATION Wal17 \l 16393 ]. Whether it is eaten fresh, powdered, or dried, in any form chili pepper is able to put fire on tongue and even a tear in person’s eye. Apart from capsaicin chili contains other beneficial herbal components like Lutein, Capsanthin, Volaxanthin, Ferulic acid, and Sinapic acid. Other health benefits can be explained as follows:

1. Helps Fight Inflammation 
2. Boosts Immunity
3. Protects Your Heart
4. Helps Reduce Insulin Levels
5. Prevents Sinusitis and Relieves Congestion [ CITATION McQ15 \l 16393 ]

Another usage of Chili: Chili is not only for food and health uses but it is very much useful for self-defence. A component known as Oleoresin capsicum (referred as OC), take out from red chili peppers, is an active element of pepper spray. Pepper spray is used for safety and security purposes in emergency conditions and life threating situations. OC is a fiery agent that usually makes the mucous tissues of the upper respiratory and eyes swell. Moreover, Pepper spray creates breathing problems, liquid in nose, sharp pain in the eyes and momentary blindness. The capsaicin component of chili can be used to prevent insects and animals, for that reason it is more often utilized as a natural insecticide in gardens.  It is to be noted that few plants are very subtle to chili powder sprays, so first we require testing on few leaves of the plant then we can use it [ CITATION McQ15 \l 16393 ].

Research Study type

The China Health and Nutrition Survey were conducted among adults of 20–75 years age between the years 1991 and 2011. A three-day food recorded dietary datasets were collected by home visits in 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011.

After data collection, Cox regression analysis was used in the research study and Overweight or obesity was defined as body mass index 25 kg m−2 [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].

Cox regression analysis is a methodology for investigating the effect of various variables over a time period when specified event proceeds to happen. Although, the methodology will not undertake any specific survival model but it is not really non-parametric. You cannot use Cox regression without proper direction of a Theoretician. The Cox regression prolongs persistence analysis approaches to measure simultaneously the outcome of numerous risk aspects on survival period [ CITATION NCS17 \l 16393 ].

This study is giving inverse relationship in between obesity and chili consumption, still there are some studies results contradicting above results which says high chili consumption may cause adiposity and other health problems. Thus, more research is needed to explore the research methods of study and get more clarified result

Publication and authors details

Conflict in interests: The authors are showing no conflicts of interest [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].

Research Results

Basic result

Chilli intake is inversely associated with the risk of becoming overweight or obese in Chinese adults [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].

 Detailed result

Study population

Adults aged 20–75 years of Chinese adult population were studied through survey and Cox regression. They measured absolute incidence rate of obesity per 1000 persons, among both groups who consumed no chili over that period and who took average chili intake.

Author’s interpretation justification

Author’s interpretation is not fully justified in above study. As the inverse link amid chilli consumption and obesity in this study is apparent among most of the animals and minor sample human studies yet it is not relating with the discoveries of The China Kadoorie Biobank study (referred as CKB study). As the CKB study shows that the power and regularity of highly spiced food consumption is directly proportional to obesity [ CITATION Shi17 \l 16393 ].


In conclusion of the research study, high chilli consumption is reversely related with the incident of obesity among Chinese population of adults. In order to decrease the occurrence of overweight and adiposity within China encouraging population for regular and greater chilli consumption will be a novel idea [ CITATION Dov18 \l 16393 ]. Strength of the study is that, as most of the public already consume chilli very much, hence these results will be helpful in forming an economic as well as simple strategy to reduce adiposity in china. Conversely, these results are not clarified to larger extent as there still exist some research studies in china, which strongly contradicts these results, thus more exploration is required.

Moreover, existing facts and evidences from animal researches and small level medical experiments suggest that high chilli intake might reduce energy consumption, rise energy outlay and improve fat oxidation process [ CITATION Whi12 \l 16393 ]. Moreover, obesity causes numerous dangerous diseases like High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and some cancers. These diseases will reduce age and increase mortality rate, hence chili consumption is directly related to decrease mortality rate in adults [ CITATION The161 \l 16393 ]. Thus, chilli consumption overall might have the capability to help in obesity prevention as well as longer healthy life in humans [ CITATION Sin11 \l 16393 ].


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