Having dogs as pets helps prevent cardiovascular disease

Study concludes that dog owners tend to exercise more and eat better. The research study involved more than 1700 people.

Having a dog as a pet contributes to the proper functioning of arteries, veins and blood vessels, so it is beneficial for cardiovascular health. This is claimed by the authors of a study published in the monthly medical journal 'Mayo Clinic Proceedings', quoted by El Mundo.

'People who have pets, especially dogs, are more likely to exercise more, eat better and have adequate blood sugar levels', explains Andrea Maugeri of the International Center for Clinical Research (ICRC), which is a part of the Hospital of the St. Anne College, in Czech Republic.

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