A new large-scale systematic review which included studies on the effect of the diet and the consumption of 28 vegetables and several kinds of fruits and vegetables has found the intake of a vegetable-based diet is of no effect on heart disease risk. Norohitas team found that the intake of dactyline found in some foods due to indentification of antioxidant-rich compounds into fatty acids was inversely associated with heart disease risk. The effects of dactyline have been thoroughly investigated in several small-scale randomized clinical trials but the results of this research have not yet been published in a systematic review. This study could contribute to the dialogue about the effects of spinach and other cruciferous varieties of vegetables by providing such a comprehensive analysis of existing epidemiological and mechanistic data. Link to Cardiovascular Disease.

This study was conducted by Norohitas team all of which were conducted with researchers from Nagoya University Japan as well as the University of Otago in New Zealand. Researchers analyzed data from 44 systematic reviews developing cardiovascular epidemiological studies in which participants were participants in the Japanese Cardiovascular Health Study thus providing a total of 57 randomized clinical trials which included about 15 million people consecutively on the effects of consumption of vegetables along with other dietary factors on the incidence of heart disease in line with recommendations from iron-rich food groups protein-rich foods Mediterranean-style diet vegetarian diet and vegetarian diets and high and low-fatlow-carbohydrate diet.

They observed that many of the trials showed no apparent effect of any type of particular dietary modalities or supplements while the effect of dactyline intake was over-represented in the amounts of food included in animal-based food studies. There was no apparent benefit to consumption of a vegetable-based diet. Norohita says it is possible to achieve optimal cardiovascular health without a diet in the traditional or vegetable-based nutrition categories.

The need for more progress could not be answered satisfactorily with a vegetable-based diet in view of its high fibre and low-fat content. Therefore the research team decided to focus on the effects of a cooked nasi-cereal usually sold as manji in Tokyo. Nasi-cemo is a quick how-to-make dressing a staple in Indian cooking. Nasi is a mixture of pounded fennel wakashi (salt and pepper) onions and garlic. Nasi is widely available in Asian supermarkets in packages including without added fat.

The average consumption of nasi-cereal was significantly higher in the 1. 5-ounce plain English version (7. 4 servings per day) compared to the 16-ounce version (3. 7 servings per day). More studies also showed a correlation between higher intake of nasi-cemo and a lower risk for heart disease.