A pair of new reports found that dog owners have a lower risk of early death than people without canine companionship, particularly when it comes to dying from a heart attack or stroke.
Dog ownership decreases a person’s overall risk of premature death by 24 percent, according to researchers who conducted a review of the available medical evidence.
The benefit is most pronounced in people with existing heart problems. Dog owners had a 65 percent reduced risk of death following a heart attack and a 31 percent reduced risk of death from heart disease, the researchers said.
Source: Having a dog can lower risk of death from heart attack, stroke – UPI.com
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS. What else lowers your risk of premature death? The Mediterranean diet!
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