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Pets may help cut heart disease risk: American Heart Association

Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet.

 

The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement on Thursday saying owning a pet may help to decrease a person's risk of suffering from heart disease and is linked with lower levels of obesity, blood pressure and cholesterol.

 

 

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Joe Rowlands's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:26 AM

Having a dog is the best excuse for getting out and about. When you have a pet you meet the nicest of people and both you and your pet get healthy exercise......everyone wins

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Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease

Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for one of every four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

It also is very expensive. AHA estimates that annual U.S. medical costs of cardiovascular disease will reach $800 billion by 2030 - nearly triple the $272 billion spent in 2010.

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