Danielle Weitzer, Eugenia Gianos, Tove Fall, Research, Dogs, Health, Stroke, Doctor, Heart Disease

Danielle Weitzer, Eugenia Gianos

Owning a dog could provide long-term health benefits, study says

A dog may prove to be a life-saver if you've suffered heart issues in the past.

10.10.2019

Heart attack survivors in the study who were living alone, but owned a dog, had a 33% lower risk of death.

A dog may prove to be a life-saver if you've suffered heart issues in the past.

A dog is known as"man's best friend," but owning a dog may literally save your life, according to new research from Uppsala University. "There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that people feel increased well-being with their dog; we wanted to investigate this," said Dr. Tove Fall, one of the authors of the study and professor of molecular epidemiology at Sweden's Uppsala University. The study set out to determine whether dog ownership affected survival rates after a heart attack or stroke. Data was collected over an 11-year period and examined dog owners versus non-dog owners and their overall cardiac health outcomes. Heart attack survivors in the study who were living alone, but owned a dog, had a 33% lower risk of death, while stroke survivors who lived alone and had a dog had a 27% reduced risk of death, compared to people who did not own a dog and lived in a single household group. "We found the dog owners had lower mortality than non-owners with the largest difference seen in the subgroup of people that lived in a single household," Fall said."This group is especially vulnerable. It seems that dogs can alleviate the impact of living alone; they can increase social interaction." Dr. Eugenia Gianos, system director of cardiovascular prevention at Northwell Health, added,"It is very likely that people who own pets have many other positive behaviors, including exercise, healthy eating and social connectivity, which are likely to be leading to better outcomes in health. However, it is also positive that emotional connection to a pet can have positive effects on various parameters that could improve outcomes for people." The significant results were seen in people who live alone. "Whether being single or married, it is about having positive social interaction that is associated with better health outcomes," Gianos said."It could be that in a marriage, if you have challenges then you could have more stress that is related to high blood pressure and worse outcomes. With being single, it could be that the pet is providing companionship and preventing loneliness that is leading to improved benefit." The study even compared several dog breeds to see if there were different cardiac outcomes. "We found that many of the larger breeds and smaller breeds that are active such as terriers have better outcomes – survival outcomes," Fall said."Those that did not show as much are the companion toy group and mixed breeds. The physical activity might be less." However, she cautioned,"It is also a personal choice; you might choose a dog that fits your lifestyle. Part of the association might be seen by people who are more active getting a more active dog and have better cardiac outcomes." "Dogs might be beneficial for human health, however, we do not know if unmeasured factors affect the results. In the national register, they do not measure behavior such as smoking or food intake. In this study we cannot account for smoking. The factor of smoking might play into this relationship when the cause was something else," Fall added. Gianos agreed, saying,"Those two behaviors happen to be most linked with heart disease in research, which are extremely important to control. We would want to make sure that those two factors were not contributing to the improved outcomes that we are seeing." Regardless of these shortcomings, the author maintained dogs are"a fantastic motivator." Dr. Danielle Weitzer is a psychiatry resident and a member of the ABC News Medical Unit. Read more: ABC News

I’m covered then! 🐶🐶🐶 Dad and mom and i walk daily , I love riding in the back of 'MY' truck I see many deer and coyotes and love to sniff things,.. WTF is up with her leg? Most likely because you walk the dog which equals weight loss!!! Aahhh now it makes perfect sense! caring for anything is enriching.. but the caring doesn't come with the object

Maybe as a general rule people in this sample that were the healthier people tended to want to have pets? 99.99% lower risk with a steady supply of 🍩's When my cousin had a heart Attack. His doctor urged him to get a dog. which he did. he lived another 20 years. What about people who live alone with a dog and their adult kid moves back home? How freakin' long do they live? 🤨

Because they likely walked their dog?

Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says scienceDog owners are 24 percent less likely to die for any reason, but the life-prolonging benefits are even higher for anyone with cardiovascular disease, according to two new studies What's the health impact if they throw-up on your new upholstery? Wow one thing by cnn I actually I hope is true This is odd because every time my dog barks for no reason I feel like I'm about to have a heart attack

However, a new study shows humans have a 100% chance of death. Cats, too! 🙂 This message is brought to you by Purina. Who wrote this headline? In fact everyone in the study had a 100% risk of death. You want Health? You can’t handle Health. But if you want Health. DM me One reason I will AWAYS have a dog!!

Someone to live for or they have someone to care for or the dog just provides love they need

Owning a dog linked to living longer, lower risk of dying of a heart problemThe research is the latest to find a link between owning a dog and better health. LiveLifeLimitlessly BeGratefulNotHateful mlukini3 That’s not true cuz I have never been without a dog & I will be dead by 50 due to heart issue. I feel bad for the dogs I hv now cuz I can’t take them on long walks. is it because their dog puked all over their bare back, bedding and floor like mine did at 2:00 AM?

Owning a dog linked to better heart health, study findsDog owners live longer and fare better after a heart attack or stroke compared with those who have no canine companions, two studies published Tuesday suggest. Please! Good morning, I ask you, is it possible to receive your complete transmissions in Italy and Europe via satellite? I'm waiting for your email, thank you Dam right we do!

Owning a Dog Lowers Your Risk of Dying Early by 24%, and Can I Send This Study to My Landlord?A new analysis of 70 years' worth of studies that look at the effect of owning a dog on your survival claims that having a dog lowers your risk of dying early

Owning a dog linked to living longer, lower risk of dying of a heart problemThe research is the latest to find a link between owning a dog and better health. LiveLifeLimitlessly BeGratefulNotHateful mlukini3 That’s not true cuz I have never been without a dog & I will be dead by 50 due to heart issue. I feel bad for the dogs I hv now cuz I can’t take them on long walks. is it because their dog puked all over their bare back, bedding and floor like mine did at 2:00 AM?

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