*Part of this study was presented at the autumn scientific meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology, September 1986.
Chilli ingestion does not lead to macroscopic gastroduodenal mucosal damage in healthy subjects*
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2008
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume 3, Issue 6, pages 573–576, December 1988
How to Cite
KANG, J. Y., YAP, I., GUAN, R. and LIM, T. C. (1988), Chilli ingestion does not lead to macroscopic gastroduodenal mucosal damage in healthy subjects. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 3: 573–576. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.1988.tb00787.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2008
- Accepted for publication 30 April 1988
Thirty-eight healthy subjects who had normal index endoscopies were re-endoscoped following ingestion of 20 g of chilli powder with 400 ml of water, 600 mg aspirin BP with 400 ml of water or 400 ml of water only. There were good correlations between endoscopic scores given by two endoscopists who independently recorded their findings, as well as with scores given by a third observer viewing photographs taken at endoscopy. There were statistically significant differences between the aspirin group and the other two groups but not between the chilli and the control groups. Chilli ingestion, therefore, does not lead to macroscopic gastroduodenal mucosal damage.