A study released in July says on in addition to all of those endorphins, great flavors and wide range of heat profiles, peppers are now being used to fight the battle of the buldge.
Capsaicin is the reason that peppers are spicy. The compound has pain-reducing properties led researchers to test it as a potential drug for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies.
Recently, innovative studies have suggested that the compound may have even more surprising benefits. Capsaicin was used to develop a drug that successfully tackled obesity in mice. So Wyoming has some thin mice that like spicy food; alright Wyoming!!! (can a pigeon that likes beer be far behind?) Read more about it here