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Cat Ownership = Healthier Heart?

antdude (79039) writes | more than 6 years ago

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Ant writes "Houston Chronicle reports that cat owners often are fiercely loyal to their furry companions — and such devotion may be rewarded in a surprising way: Owning a cat may lower one's risk of dying from a heart attack. Non-cat owners appear to have a 40 percent higher risk of dying from myocardial infarction than those who do have a cat, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference last month in New Orleans, Louisana. Researchers examined the data of 4,435 people from the second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dogs didn't factor into the findings because fewer participants owned them... Seen on Neatorama."
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Cats are obviously superior (1)

callistra.moonshadow (956717) | more than 6 years ago | (#22699612)

So of course they lower our blood pressure as they treat us as the children we are and take on the stress...:)

Re:Cats are obviously superior (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#22786340)

I guess that is better than the alternative...that they are bloodletting us with all the scratches and bites.
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