High Cholesterol

Pet Ownership -

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.[1] A study with the elderly also demonstrated that pet owners had lower levels of triglycerides compared to those who did not own pets.[2]  These are further examples of how our pets not only make us feel good but make us healthier, too!

[1]Anderson, W.P.; Reid, C.M.; Jennings, G.L. Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Med. J. Aust. 1992, 157, 298–301.
[2]Dembicki, D.; Anderson, J. Pet ownership may be a factor in improved healthy of the elderly. J.Nutr Elder. 1996. 157. 298-301

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