Study Finds Dog Owners Live Longer!

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Published on November 21, 2017
A new study has reaffirmed what dog lovers have long suspected. People who own a dog may live longer and be healthier because of their pooches. The Swedish study, which t
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A new study has reaffirmed what dog lovers have long suspected. People who own a dog may live longer and be healthier because of their pooches. The Swedish study, which tracked more than 3.4 million people, as Time reported, found that folks who have dogs reduce their risk of death by 11% and cut their chances of cardiovascular death by 15%. Three adorable beagles are sleeping together. (Soft Focus) Three adorable beagles are sleeping together. (Soft Focus) Scientists from Uppsala University scoured the national registry documents of Swedish people, men and women from ages 40 to 80 to examine the connection between canines and longevity. Since dog ownership requires registration in Sweden and since all health care, including all doctor’s visits, are charted in a national database, as Time noted, the researchers could follow the lives of people with and without dogs. They found that dog owners had a reduced risk of death due to cardiovascular disease as well as a lower risk of death from other causes. That finding seemed to hold true even if you adjusted for other factors such as smoking, body mass index and economic status.
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