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Your heart’s best friend may be dog ownership

In the journals Adopt a dog and get a healthier heart. Thatís the conclusion of a study published in the September 2019 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers looked at 1,769 people ages 25 to 64 with no history of heart disease. Participantsí overall cardiovascular health was assessed based on several health markers, such as body mass index, diet, physical activity, smoking, blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol levels. …

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