Study says dog owners live longer, healthier lives

Study says dog owners live longer, healthier lives

The study-with a sample size hundreds of times larger than any other studies on this topic-was not created to show a cause-and-effect relationship between dog ownership and reduced risk of death or cardiovascular disease, or to determine why these factors may be related. Researchers, who studied adults between the ages of 40 and 80 for 12 years, found that single adults who lived alone with a dog were 33 percent less likely to die than those who lived alone without dogs.

"And people who get dogs might be different from non-owners in other ways before they choose to get a dog, which could have influenced our results, for example they might already be more interested in physical activity or have a higher level of health".

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have posited the theory that this is due to the fact that dogs have the ability to change their owner's bacterial microbiome by exposing them to bacteria they had not yet encountered.

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Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. "Another interesting finding was that owners [of] dogs from breed groups originally bred for hunting were most protected". The impact was greatest for single people, said Mwenya Mubanga, an author of the paper from the university's Department of Medical Sciences and the Science for Life Laboratory.

"Our observational study can not provide evidence for a causal effect of dog ownership on cardiovascular disease or mortality", they write.

Scientists said the companionship was key, along with the physical activity in taking it for a walk.

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"These factors have been linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular death and all cause mortality".

He said research has long associated dog ownership with good health but this was 100 times bigger than any previous study of its kind.

The dog is the most popular pet in the United Kingdom, with 24 percent of people owning one.

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She added: "There might also be very important effects of social support you get, from your dog and meeting people through your dog".

While the link between dog ownership and a reduced risk of death from any cause is clear, the findings do not reveal the specific factors on why or how. Even more interesting: Owners of breeds like terriers, retrievers and scent hounds were even less likely to develop heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease causes more than a quarter (26 per cent) of all deaths in the United Kingdom 160,000 each year.

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People who buy hunting dogs may be more physically active in the first place, because the dogs require so much exercise.

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