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Dog ownership reduces risk of premature death, study finds
10/9/2019

Dog owners are 24% less likely to die prematurely of any cause than people who don't own dogs, and the benefit associated with dog ownership is especially pronounced among people who have heart problems, a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found. Prior studies have come to similar conclusions, and researchers say dog ownership has both physical and mental health benefits.

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