Study Links Dog Ownership with Good Heart Health
TJ Leverentz | Aug 23, 2019 AT 12:11 pm
(Learfield) A new study by the Mayo Clinic suggests that having a dog is associated with better cardiovascular health.
The research shows that owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart. The study compared the cardiovascular health of pet owners versus non-pet owners.
People who owned a pet were more likely to report physical activity, a better diet, and a more ideal blood sugar.
The research shows owning a dog is also linked to better mental health and less perception of social isolation.