Researchers say alpha males like spicy food

Posted at 8:05 PM, Dec 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-15 20:05:55-05

RICHMOND, Va -- French researchers say there's a link found in men between spicy food and being alpha males.

The study focused on 114 men between 18 and 44. Researchers gave them mashed potatoes and let them add as much chili as they wanted. They found the men who added the most chili also had the highest testosterone levels. That's a hormone that drives men to seek thrills and take risks.

The study has not been done on women.

The study, entitled “Some Like it Hot” will be published in thePhysiology and Behaviour journal early next year.

Read more on the Telegraph.