Heart disease is a major problem in the UK, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) around seven million people live with a form of heart disease. Furthermore, they say it results in the deaths of around 160,000 Britons every single year, the equivalent of 460 a day, or one every three minutes. Diet is one of the key risk factors in regard to heart disease risk. Express.co.uk has been speaking to nutritionist Rory Batt about how an unusual supplement could play a role.
According to Mr Batt, seaweed could play a role in helping reduce the risk of heart disease due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids - a chemical known to help maintain cardiovascular health.
Mr Matt told Express.co.uk: “Omega-3 fatty acids make up the core structural components of many cell walls, and help them function and communicate properly.