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Your Heart’s Best Friend: Dog Ownership Associated with Better Cardiovascular Health

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Your Heart’s Best Friend: Dog Ownership Associated with Better Cardiovascular Health

Dogs are more than just adorable life companions, they are a key element of keeping your heart healthy.

A new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic finds that dog ownership can lower cardiovascular disease risk factors. In general, people who own a pet are more likely to get regular physical activity, have a better diet and a more ideal blood sugar levels, which are all factors that can reduce the risk of developing heart disease. The key is that pet owners are more likely to lead a physically active lifestyle as needed by pets. For more, look no further than MedicalXpress.