Want To Live Longer? Scientists Say You Should Get A Dog

Want To Live Longer? Scientists Say You Should Get A Dog

Want To Live Longer? Scientists Say You Should Get A Dog

In news that is FAR from barking mad, scientists have discovered that man's best friend may also be man's biggest life-saver.

Dr. Fall and her team used national registries to study 3.4 million Swedish adults between the ages of 40 and 80 with no known cardiovascular disease.

The researchers reported that dog owners who lived alone were 11 percent less likely to die of heart disease and a third less likely to die from any cause, compared with those who lived alone and didn't have a dog.

Fall said while the link between dog ownership and lower heart heart disease was clear, how dogs helped our hearts was less so. Compared with people living in multiperson households without a dog, the risk of death in individuals in multiperson homes with a dog was 11% lower and their risk of cardiovascular death decreased by 15%.

Those who owned mixed breed dogs had the highest risk of cardiovascular disease out of all dog owners. Dog owners are often motivated by their animals to get up off the couch and head out into the world, even if it's just for a short stroll, and those healthy behaviors resulted in decreased risk of death.

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"Perhaps a dog may stand in as an important family member in the single households", Mubanga said in the news release.

Dogs could alleviate social isolation, depression and loneliness, the study said.

'Other explanations include an increased wellbeing and social contacts or effects of the dog on the bacterial microbiome (gut bacteria) in the owner'.

"There might be differences between owners and non-owners already before buying a dog, which could have influenced our results, such as those people choosing to get a dog tending to be more active and of better health". Researchers believe that their findings from the research would probably be applicable to many European countries having same attitude to own a dog.

"We know that dog owners in general have a higher level of physical activity, which could be one explanation..."

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