The risk of death for whatever reason is lower for dog owners. Based on two studies by the American Heart Association, owning a dog is related to an increased chance of living longer, particularly amongst people who've previously had a heart attack or stroke.
A major factor could be pet owners who walk their dogs got up to 30 minutes of exercise a day. "They had a 31 percent reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease".
"Having a dog was associated with increased physical exercise, lower blood pressure levels and better cholesterol profile in previous reports", said Caroline Kramer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. "Lots of analysis non-public shown that procuring a dog perforce increases physical disaster (as anybody who has unsuccessfully tried to sleep previous the time of a dog's routine morning scurry can attest)", Kazi writes. Caroline Kramer, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and an endocrinologist in NY.More news: Didier Deschamps: "Not too serious for N'Golo Kanté".
"Our findings suggest that having a dog is associated with longer life". For people who have had a prior cardiovascular event and who also live alone, having a dog reduces the risk of death by a whopping 33%, says NBC News.
Combining patient data of 3.8 million people from multiple studies, including England, researchers found owning a dog can lead to better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone.
In the study, nearly 182,000 people were recorded to have had a heart attack, with almost 6 per cent being dog owners, and nearly 155,000 people were recorded to have had an ischemic stroke, with almost 5 per cent being dog owners. It may be the case that being healthier and wealthier causes people to be more likely to acquire a dog. One of the larger studies included in the review controlled for a variety of socio-economic and demographic factors and found that the longevity effect of dog ownership remained. In one, a group of cardiac patients who had been randomly instructed to acquire a dog or a cat showed a diminished blood pressure response to stressful situations.More news: Trump shelves October tariff hike after 'phase 1 deal' with China
"Dogs not only provide comfort and companionship, but several studies have found that dogs decrease stress and promote relaxation", the CDC says.
"But if possible, I always encourage them to get a dog", she said, "perhaps an older dog who needs to be rescued and not a puppy that will be harder to manage".
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"They influence social, emotional and cognitive development in children, promote an active lifestyle, and have even been able to detect oncoming epileptic seizures or the presence of certain cancers", the CDC said. "Maybe it's not the dog itself, it's that people already have a healthier lifestyle before".