12 year study shows dog owners are 30 percent less at risk of death from Cardiovascular disease and other causes
Cardiovascular disease accounts for over 31 percent of deaths worldwide. Every 40 seconds somebody suffers from a Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) in the United States alone, with over 4 million deaths occurring across Europe every year due to various other Cardiovascular diseases. Many of these issues can be attributed to damaging lifestyle choices such as smoking, drug abuse, poor diet, lack of exercise or excessive alcohol intake. Other people simply develop unfortunate infections that lead to endocarditis and other potentially fatal illnesses.