• Owning a dog may be good for your heart

    27 days ago - By Healio

    People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.
    “We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”
    The study included Swedish residents aged 40 to 80
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  • Owning A Dog Makes You Live Longer, Says Science

    Owning A Dog Makes You Live Longer, Says Science

    27 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Study finds dog owners live longer
    Dogs. We already know that they are very good boys and girls. Who's a good dog? They are. But a new study out of Sweden shows that not only do dogs add joy to our lives, they also add years to it.
    A study published in today's Scientific Reports shows that owning a dog reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Researchers found, after looking at data from over 3 million people, that the increased social support and physical activity that comes from having a dog lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11% and death from any cause by...
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