Having a Dog Could Boost Your Heart Health, Study Finds

25 Août, 2019, 08:59 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • Research suggests dog ownership is good for cardiovascular health

The comparison of dog owners with non-dog owners yielded similar results.

A study by the Mayo Clinic and Italian researchers, showed that people with dogs are far healthier than those with either no pets, or those who own a different animal.

But then they compared dog owners with everyone else and found that no matter their age, sex or education level, they benefited the most in terms of cardiovascular health.

Dr Andrea Maugeri, a researcher with the International Clinical Research Centre at St Anne's University Hospital in Brno, said: "In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level".

The study collected information on 1,769 people, none of whom had a history of heart disease, living in Brno, Czech Republic.

As outlined by the American Heart Association, they are body mass index, diet, physical activity, smoking status, blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol.

WHO Calls For Increased Political Commitment To End Malaria
The world's first malaria vaccine , RTS, S/AS01, has been developed and it is being deployed in Ghana and Malawi, with plans for rollout in Kenya.

Frozen II: Evan Rachel Wood to Voice Anna and Elsa's Mother
The film is helm by Academy Award-winning team-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck with Peter Del Vecho serving as a producer. The plot of the follow-up will attempt to explain one of the most pressing questions left unanswered at Frozen's end.

Tom Holland finally speaks his mind after Disney and Sony split
It's true that the mere prospect of Spider-Man being in the MCU to begin with was once thought of as a pipe dream. Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters.

Owning a dog also has been linked to better mental health in other studies and less perception of social isolation -; both risk factors for heart attacks.

The study compared sociodemographic characteristics, cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics.

They looked at several lifestyle factors and found dogs benefitted patients' hearts more than anything else.

"Ultimately, our research will provide insights into how pet ownership may help older people achieve higher levels of physical activity or maintain their physical activity levels for a longer period of time, which could improve their prospects for a better quality of life, improved or maintained cognition, and perhaps, even overall longevity", said researcher Nancy Gee.

When they boost your mood, your dog is boosting your heart health too, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist reported.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Andrew Luck Announces His Retirement From The NFL
In 2018, Luck returned to the Colts as the starting quarterback, and Brissett appeared on the field in only four games. He got the Colts as far as the AFC championship game but never reached the Super Bowl.

Disney Reveals Official Star Wars Timeline And Names For All The Trilogies
There he invited Kennedy to ask him if he'd be playing Kenobi again, and, of course, replied with an emphatic yes. He even appeared in " Star Wars Rebels", where he is confronted by Darth Maul one last time on Tatooine.

Le biopic dévoile sa première image — David Bowie
Le film " Stardust " reviendra sur les origines de l'artiste et se focalisera sur son premier road-trip aux USA en 1971. Voici la première image de Johnny Flynn en David Bowie .

Klopp: Arsenal are definite Premier League title contenders
But all their hard work was undone in the 41st minute when Matip headed Liverpool in front from Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner. Within 80 seconds Andy Robertson had fizzed a ball across the six-yard area which Roberto Firmino only narrowly missed.

Iran's FM says talks with France over nuke deal "constructive"
Zarif described Marcon proposals on the nuclear deal as good, adding that they serve the European Union commitment to the pact. The situation has threatened to spiral out of control, with ships attacked in the Gulf, drones downed and oil tankers seized.

VMware Buying Carbon Black And Pivotal Software For $4.8 Billion Total
Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP Investigates whether Pivotal Software , Inc. has obtained a Fair Price in its sale to VMware, Inc . While Carbon Black faces some strong competition, "the opportunity is a market in disruption", Gelsinger said.

Foudre meurtrière en Pologne, le corps d'un spéléologue retrouvé
Un violent orage a fait cinq morts et trente blessés jeudi, dans les monts Tatras, dans le sud de la Pologne. La nuit dernière, l'un des deux hommes a été retrouvé, mort, par les équipes de sauveteurs.

'Star Wars': First Trailer For 'The Mandalorian' Officially Released
The Mandalorian will be available to stream in Australia from Disney+'s November 19 launch . As seen in the video below, the Mandalorian is no stranger to trouble.

Les NTIC : avantages et inconvénients
En effet, avoir mille et une tâches à accomplir à la fois, ça peut avoir des effets négatifs. En effet, les travailleurs effectuent les tâches beaucoup plus rapidement tout en conservant leur qualité de vie.

Votre voiture doit être dans un état impeccable
En ce qui concerne la sécurité, le choix des pneus parfaitement adaptés est extrêmement. Mais tout d’abord, vous devez savoir où trouver les pièces compatibles avec votre voiture.