The study has shown that people who own dogs have a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease or other terminal illnesses.
People who own dogs, truly have a best friend. An important find in the study shows that most dog owners are happy at living alone.
There is some great news for all dog owners!
Many studies indicate that dog owners have a lower risk of death especially due to cardiovascular disease or other serious illnesses.
A study conducted by Swedish scientist which was obtained from the national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes ranging in age from 40 to 80 looked at the association of dog owners and cardiovascular health.
The goal was to see if there was any correlation between dog owners at risk of cardiovascular disease and death versus people who don’t own any dogs.
Ph.D. student at Uppsala University who is at the Department of Medical Sciences and the Science for Life Laboratory whose name is Mwenya Mubanga said: “Single people who own dogs have a 33% reduction in death and 11% reduction in the cardiovascular disease when compared to single non-owners.”
He also stated “People who own dogs is the main factor in them living alone. He also believes dog play a vital part as a family member in a single household.”
A senior author of the study named Tove Fall said “Many dog owners also are involved in physical activity, which can explain the observed results.
Some other reason can be increased enjoyment outdoors, social contacts or how the dog reacts to bacterial microbiome from the owner.”
Tove added, “These results could be influenced greatly with owners and non-owners since
people opting into getting a dog, tend to be more involved in activities and generally in better health.”
Dogs are truly a person best friend!