Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA researchers report habanero peppers have the power to drive prostate cancer cells to commit suicide.

Capsaicin, the compound that makes you sweat and your tongue burn after eating habanero peppers, is responsible for inducing the death of prostate cancer cells, according to studies published in the March 15, 2006 issue of Cancer Research.

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