Congrats dog owners! A new study has found that dog owners are at lower risk of death from things like heart disease and other common causes of death. The study was done by observing 3.4 million Swedes.
In addition to analyzing the lifespan of people with dogs, they also analyzed the national registry for people between the ages of 40 to 80. Then, they compared the findings against one another. They were stunned at their findings.
After analyzing the data, it was found that people who owned dogs had a lower risk of heart disease. Particularly, those people with hunting dog breeds.
Even though dogs can help increase physical activity, the researchers also say that active people tend to own dogs. They also found that owning a dog may help protect against disease because it keeps you in a positive wellbeing.
A couple other reasons that dog owners live longer, is that dog owners tend to be more social. They also expose their bodies to different bacterias and changing their biological microbiome.
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