The Italian doctors reported a study published in Circulation – journal of the American Heart Association – where she reveals that a dog could really stretch out the life. The study starts from a review of almost 70 years, global research published between 1950 and may of 2019 – that has affected almost 4 million people in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. “Having a dog is associated with a reduction of 24% of all-cause mortality,” said dr. Caroline Kramer, endocrinologa and lead author of the research. And the benefit increases for all the people who have been affected by vascular disease (31%). The greatest chance of healing would also be linked to the more active lifestyle that a person, who perhaps lives alone, is having to do to take care of his dog, even bringing it out, as stated by a group of scholars from the swedes.
The American Heart Association indicates research that found that pet owners who lead walking their dogs are up to 30 minutes of physical activity a day. “There are studies that suggest that people who have dogs have a profile of cholesterol better and lower blood pressure. And stroking a dog can reduce blood pressure as much as a drug,” continues Kramer.