At 3-year/ the end of follow-upSTEMINSTEMIUASCADTotalP values
Reduced cholesterol diet†80 (55.2)20 (48.8)28 (57.1)51 (63.0)179 (56.6)0.479
Reduced sodium/MSG diet‡76 (52.4)20 (48.8)28 (57.1)51 (63.0)175 (55.4)0.364
  • Values are n (%). Comparison was performed using Pearson’s χ2 test.

  • *Comparison was performed using exact χ2 test. For active smokers at baseline.

  • †Defined as none to <3 times per week consumption of deep-fried/fatty food and/or high-cholesterol seafood.

  • ‡Defined as none to less than a quarter teaspoon (<1500 mg) per day consumption of salt/MSG in daily food28 and/or none to <3 times per month consumption of local salty/MSG food.

  • MSG, monosodium glutamate; NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; SCAD, stable coronary artery disease; STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina.