Commenting on the findings, Professor Chen Mao, of Southern Medical University in Guangdong, China, attributed the relationship to several factors.
“For example, omega-3 fatty acid supplements have shown beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and heart rate, all of which would exert a protective effect against the development of CVD events,” Prof Mao said.
He added: “Fish oil use is associated with a lower risk of all-cause and CVD mortality and a marginal benefit against CVD events among the general population.”
What are the main warning signs of a heart attack to watch out?
According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), heart attack symptoms can vary but the most common signs of a heart attack are:
- Chest pain or discomfort that suddenly occurs and doesn’t go away. It may feel like pressure, squeezing or heaviness in your chest
- Pain that may spread to your left or right arm or may spread to your neck, jaw, back or stomach
- Feeling sick, sweaty, light-headed or short of breath.