Want to live longer? Get a dog

Image License Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões / CC BY 2.0 License Link 17 NOV 17 16:51 ET By Victoria Larned, CNN (CNN) — The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your life Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new Swedish study published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, when compared to single...

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