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Evid Based Nurs 6:79 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.3.79
  • Treatment

An Indo Mediterranean diet was more effective than a conventional prudent diet in reducing coronary artery disease risk factors and events

Indo Mediterranean (Indo Medit) diet v control diet in patients with, or at high risk of, coronary artery disease†

Outcomes Indo Medit Control Adjusted RRR (95% CI) ‡ Unadjusted NNT (CI)
†MI = myocardial infarction; total cardiac endpoints = combined total of non-fatal and fatal MI, and sudden cardiac death; other abbreviations defined in glossary. Unadjusted NNTs and CIs calculated from data in article. ‡RRRs adjusted for several baseline characteristics.
Non-fatal MI 4.2% 8.6% 53% (21 to 72) 23 (13 to 73)
Fatal MI 2.4% 3.4% 33% (−42 to 69) Not significant
Sudden cardiac death 1.2% 3.2% 67% (14 to 87) 50 (25 to 533)
Total cardiac endpoints 7.8% 15% 52% (29 to 67) 14 (9 to 29)

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