A new study shows that vegetables provide no benefit against cardiovascular disease. While the study is getting a lot of media attention, you might want to resist the temptation to completely give up vegetables. Researchers at Oxford analyzed the diets of almost 400,000 British adults. They found that raw vegetables could benefit the heart, but not cooked vegetables. They concluded that any heart-related benefit from vegetables disappeared when they factored in physical activity, smoking, drinking alcohol, fruit consumption, red and processed meat consumption, and use of vitamin and mineral supplements. It’s important to know that randomized studies looking at specific diet components like vegetables are almost impossible to conduct. But numerous studies have shown that diets with more fruits and vegetables are associated with all kinds of health benefits.