Is nitrate the answer?BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5306 (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5306
- Mark Gilchrist, clinical research fellow1,
- Nigel Benjamin, honorary professor of medicine1
- 1Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter EX2 5AX, 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 …