Dog owners have a healthy heart

Pet owners have a new analysis suggests that for a healthier heart, especially if it is a dog. The Czech study shows that owning a dog increases physical activity and the commitment and the risk for cardiovascular disease lowers.

In the Czech study "Kardiozive Brno 2030" the health of the heart-circulatory system of the animal owners with people compared to who had no Pets. "In General, people who had a pet are more likely to be physically active, ate healthier and had a better Blutzuckerspiegel", Dr. Andrea Maugeri said. This was particularly true of dog owners.

A dog can make its owner to move regularly in the fresh air and play with him. In other studies, the possession of a dog with better mental health and less social Isolation has been associated – both of which are risk factors for heart attacks.

For the study were collected from January 2013 to December 2014, first health, and socio-economic baseline information of more than 2,000 participants in the city of Brno. By 2030, every five years, follow-up examinations should be performed. In this year’s follow-up study 1.769 persons without heart diseases, a history of examined and their Body Mass Index, diet, physical activity, Smoking status, blood pressure, blood sugar and overall cholesterol.


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