Dog Owners May Have Healthier Hearts, Study Finds

Posted November 18, 2017

In case you need another reason to snuggle your pup: According to a new study of more than 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life.

"This study in particular, excluded patients with heart disease in general, and we know that disabled people may be less likely to own a dog so that really raises the question if owning a dog lead to heart health or is it merely a marker for people who are more likely to have good heart health", said Dr.

"Perhaps a dog may stand in as an important family member in the single households", Mubanga said in the statement. While people who live alone are not necessarily lonely, many in the Swedish study seemed to benefit disproportionately from having a dog around. Solo residents had a 33% reduction in mortality and an 11% cut in the risk of heart attack compared to people who lived alone without a dog.

When it came to breeds, canines originally bred for hunting-like terriers, retrievers and scent hounds-were associated with a lower risk of CVD.

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You know how they say "a dog is man's best friend".

The study, which spanned a 12-year period, involved 3.4 million Swedish people between the ages of 40-80. Dogs can alleviate psychosocial stress, depression and loneliness, according to the study, all of which are stressors that can encourage coronary heart disease, cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality.

Although these large-scale studies based on massive data sets like the national registries in Sweden are an interesting and helpful way of finding associations, it doesn't provide specific answers about how having a dog improves heart health. "Thanks to the population-based design, our results are generalizable to the Swedish population, and probably also to other European populations with similar culture regarding dog ownership", Fall concluded in the statement.

Another possible explanation, he adds, could be a dog's effect on its owner's microbiome.

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"However, as many dog owners may agree, the main reason for owning a dog is the sheer joy". We've known for a while that you live longer when you live with someone else, but the added benefit of having a dog is that they need to get outside and go for walks, which forces us to get up and take them no matter how exhausted we are or what the weather is like.

While Bond may not prescribe a dog as treatment for a patient, she said that she will not discourage owning or buying one, or expressing the benefits of owning one. "More studies should be obtained in the United States", said Bond.

Scientists said the companionship was key, along with the physical activity in taking it for a walk.

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