Is Dog Ownership Connected To Better Health?

33 pc reduction? Your dog is protecting you from this disease

Your dog could be literally saving your life.

Swedish researchers have found a positive relationship between dog ownership and a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases or to other causes. The dataset was linked to dog ownership registers, which later revealed dog owners had a different risk of cardiovascular disease and death than people who didn't own a pet dog. Also, those who lived alone but with a canine had a 36 percent less likely of developing cardiovascular disease.

Those in multi-person households had an overall risk of death that was 11 percent lower than non-dog-owners, and a 15 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death.

The findings, published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, are based on data from more than 3.4 million Swedes between the ages of 40 and 80.

A group of academics from Uppsala University in Sweden analyzed the health records of 3.4 million people in that northern European country, where databases contain detailed information on most everyone's hospitalizations, medical history and even whether they own a dog. So, is owning a dog connected to better health?

"These kind of epidemiological studies look for associations in large populations but do not provide answers on whether and how dogs could protect from cardiovascular disease".

"However, as many dog owners may agree, the main reason for owning a dog is the sheer joy".

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"It may encourage owners to improve their social life, and that in itself will reduce their stress level, which we know absolutely is a primary cause for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events", said Dr. Rachel Bond, Associate Director of Women's Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who was not involved in the research.

There are also other factors that still need to be considered, such as the owner's personality and general physical health and activity.

The researchers believe that the single dog owners benefit from both walking and interacting with their pet. The study notes that a much smaller Norwegian study of the same subject, undertaken with similar methods, didn't show a link between dog ownership and lower mortality.

Fall also adds that there may be slight differences between dog owners and non-owners well before any of the two groups were exposed to dogs, which could have influenced the results.

"We have a colder climate so we have indoor dogs where owners take their dogs out for a walk".

"I think it would be hard to take the data from Sweden and apply it to the U.S. since we have a more diverse population".

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