Did you know that if you suffer from high cholesterol, your pet can help you out alongside a proper diet and exercise? In studies with as many as 5,700 participants, pet owners had significantly lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides compared to those who were not pet owners. A study with the elderly also demonstrated that pet owners had lower levels of triglycerides compared to those who did not own pets. These are further examples of how our pets not only make us feel good but make us healthier, too!
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