Dr. Eric Barchas | Sep 6th 2008
Thanks to John for pointing out an article that lists some of the human health benefits of having a pet. I’ve already covered a few of these topics, but regular readers of this blog know that I simply can’t resist this subject.
According to the CDC, pets can decrease blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol and feelings of loneliness. It turns out that pets can increase certain life elements as well: exercise and exposure to social activities and interactions.
The evidence that pets are good for people is overwhelming, and still building. I’m looking forward to reporting new discoveries as they occur.
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