n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or vitamin E, or both, v no supplement after recent myocardial infarction (MI)‡

Outcomes at 42 monthsSupplement typeSupplementNo SupplementRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
‡Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. MI and stroke refer to non-fatal events.
Death, MI, and stroken-3 PUFAs12.6%14.6%14% (2 to 25)48 (26 to 332)
Vitamin E13.1%14.6%10% (−2 to 21)Not significant
Combined12.7%14.6%13% (1 to 24)52 (27 to 610)
Cardiovascular death, MI, and stroken-3 PUFAs9.2%11.4%19% (5 to 30)47 (27 to 177)
Vitamin E10.1%11.4%11% (−3 to 24)Not significant
Combined10.1%11.4%12% (−3 to 24)Not significant