Is there evidence that text in a table vertically aligned middle is easier to read compared to vertically aligned top?

I have an html table and there is one column that is much taller than the others and I am trying to get a recommendation if I should be vertically aligning the rest of the columns to the top or middle. For example, below the rest of the columns are vertically aligned middle (since its only the 2nd column that is forcing the row height.


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Is there any evidence if this is better than having the table vertically aligned to top (versus middle)?