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"Woof-arin" could be prescribed to patients for living longer


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Owning a dog may encourage people to be more active by taking their dog for a walk.

Canadian study showed whether people who owned dogs were more or less likely to live longer.

Dog owners were less likely to have died during follow-up than people who did not own dogs.

According to Swedish study dog owners were 21% less likely to have died after a heart attack.

Both studies were published in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation.

Data collected from studies showed improvement in survival time for people who own dogs

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Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

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Mount Sinai Hospital

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

International university teaching sciences for tenable life

University of Toronto

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Uppsala University

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