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Protect yourself against risk of early death: Get a dog

Aside from making pet owners more active, it looks like taking care of dogs can help lower the risk of early death.  An estimated 3.4 million people who didn’t have a history of cardiovascular disease in 2001 were included in the study of Swedish researchers that cross-referenced seven different national data sources. The scientists also looked into two dog ownership registers. The study wanted to confirm if dog owners had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death compared to non-dog owners.  Read more...



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