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Dog ownership linked to fewer cardiovascular risk factors

Man's best friend - a loving companion for mind and heart


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Dog owners have a lesser number of risk factors for heart disease.

Have the upper hand compared to owners of other pets and those without pets.

Got more exercise, and had healthier diets and lower blood sugar levels.

Studied about 1800 Czech adults aged between 25 and 64.

Published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes.

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American Heart Association

Non-profit US organization that funds cardiovascular medical research

Francisco Lopez-Jimenez

Doctor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Glenn Levine

Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Director.

Mayo Clinic

Non-profit American academic medical center focused on health care, education, and research

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (MCP:IQ&O)

Journal providig information about research that optimize medical and surgical patient care.

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