It could just be that healthier people prefer dogs, a new study suggests canine-lovers could be 23% less likely to die from heart disease. A massive scientific study shows having a dog could mean you have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, the world's leading cause of death.
Health Advantages for Dog Owners
30 million Americans who found out they have hypertension after federal guidelines changed. That's good news for dog lovers, especially if they fit into the Dogs really are our best friends, according to a Swedish study that says canine ownership could reduce heart disease. Having a dog was associated with a 23% reduction in death from heart disease and a 20% lower risk of dying from any cause over the 12 years of the study of 3.4 million people. Dogs relieve social isolation and depression, both linked to an increased risk of heart disease and early death, between the ages of 40 and 80 found that previous studies have suggested.
That's good news for single people with dogs. Single dog owners showed a 33% decrease in risk of death compared to single people who did not own a dog, said a statement by the lead junior author of the study Mwenya Mubanga, a PhD student at Uppsala University,
Dog owners have higher levels of physical activity and slightly lower cholesterol levels show better responses to stress (their blood pressure and pulse rates don't soar),. Dozens of studies to release a statement in 2013 saying that owning a dog "was probably" associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association was sufficiently swayed by a review of this. Their reluctance to more strongly endorse dog ownership is because most studies are what is called observational – researchers note an association, but can't prove causation. Perhaps only people who are fit in the first place buy pets that need daily walkies, this means that other factors might explain why dog owners are healthier than, say, goldfish owners. For example, perhaps only people who are fit in the first place buy pets that need daily walkies.
Any differences in education, existing ill-health and lifestyles between those with and without dogs Tove Fall, an epidemiologist and the lead author of this latest study, says they tried their best to allow for Having a dog on people living alone gave a study with the biggest positive impact. Other people in terms of reducing the risk of dying, says Fall, it seems that a dog can be a substitute for living with. Dogs provide social support and they make life more meaningful and encourage you to walk. If you have a dog, you interact more with other people. There's a huge motivation to try to get back home from a hospital if you do get ill and go to the hospital and you have a dog.
While you eat fatty food is not going to reduce your risk of heart disease and of course, getting a dog and watching it from your sofa. A toy dog won't have any effect even though it may look cute. Fall's study showed the most health benefits came from having retrievers or pointers. She ran 10km with her most days until her German shorthaired pointer died last year. Fall, who has recently got a new puppy In Sweden, there is one of the lowest rates of dog ownership in Europe. Dogs are important to people, maybe this will increase the acceptance that.