Letters Vegetables and diabetes

Is nitrate the answer?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5306 (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5306
  1. Mark Gilchrist, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Nigel Benjamin, honorary professor of medicine1
  1. 1Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter EX2 5AX, UK
  1. mark.gilchrist{at}pms.ac.uk

    Carter and colleagues’ systematic review and meta-analysis showed that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables but not fruit and vegetables or vegetables may confer protection against the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.1 They attribute this protective effect to the possible role of various antioxidants.

    A diet …

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