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Substance found in hot peppers may cause cancer cell growth: scientists
SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) -- A substance found in hot peppers that are used worldwide in food may contribute to cancer growth, an international team of scientists who carried out laboratory tests said Monday.

The team led by Lee Ki-won, a biotechnology professor at Seoul's Konkuk University, said that capsaicin, the pungent substance that makes peppers hot when eaten, may activate cyclooxygenase-2 protein, which is related to tumor growth.