Study Links Dog Ownership with Good Heart Health

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(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.

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