TITLE

DO FISH OILS OR VITAMIN E REDUCE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION?

AUTHOR(S)
Rand, Patricia J.; Schooff, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Nov1999, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p847
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates independent and combined effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E on morbidity and mortality after myocardial infarction (MI). The study enrolled a total of 11, 324 Italian patients who experienced an MI within the previous three months. Cumulative rate of all-cause death, nonfatal MI and nonfatal stroke are the primary outcomes that were assessed in the study. For those receiving vitamin E supplementation, no reductions in mortality or cardiovascular events were found.
ACCESSION #
2513235

 

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