Is Black Pepper Bad For You?

Is Black Pepper Bad For You?
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Does ground pepper have inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effects in the body?

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You are dining at your favorite upscale restaurant, and the wait staff comes over and offers to grind some fresh pepper onto your salad. Studies have shown that injecting the human equivalent of about a half cup of ground pepper into the veins of mice kills them in a slow, agonizing way. But what have the new human studies shown?

Who says black pepper is harmful? “Back away from the table, leave my salad alone!”

Harmless; could go either way?

And who thinks the latest science says black pepper is actually nutritionally helpful? According to the latest and greatest, good for you. Anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticancer effects. 

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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You are dining at your favorite upscale restaurant, and the wait staff comes over and offers to grind some fresh pepper onto your salad. Studies have shown that injecting the human equivalent of about a half cup of ground pepper into the veins of mice kills them in a slow, agonizing way. But what have the new human studies shown?

Who says black pepper is harmful? “Back away from the table, leave my salad alone!”

Harmless; could go either way?

And who thinks the latest science says black pepper is actually nutritionally helpful? According to the latest and greatest, good for you. Anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticancer effects. 

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

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