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VIDEO. Health: No, cayenne pepper does not cure a heart attack

VIDEO. Health: No, cayenne pepper does not cure a heart attack

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It is a very bad idea. Several "natural" American health sites, taken over by sites

French speakers, advice cayenne pepper to "stop a heart attack". The fake good idea is also included in many videos on YouTube. The most popular has been

more than a million times viewed.

According to these sites, administering this pepper to patients "increases heart rate" and "carries blood to all parts of the body." The "advice" would be from John Christopher, an American herbalist, who died in 1983, too known as "Dr. Christopher "Extracts of this pepper are for sale at various locations, from 9 to 15 euros the bottle, which are sold under the name of herbalist.

FAKE OFF

"We can not take the truth of this article into account, it's a fake news," says Dr. Patrick Assyag, cardiologist and vice president of the French Federation of Cardiology. The specialist points out for 20 minutes that "no study has been made" on the subject: "It is difficult to establish a scientific guarantee for an observation without scientific research."

The same goes for Philippe Gabriel Steg, cardiologist at the Bichat hospital in Paris: "There is no scientific basis for it, it is not a good idea and it can even be dangerous." With regard to the supposed effect of accelerating the heartbeat, it is nonsense, Patrick Assyag recalls, in the event of an infarction, caregivers try to slow the heartbeat.

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