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Dogs Are Good For Your Heart, Study Says

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The American Heart Association finds that man's best friend can be good for your heart.

After reviewing 30 studies, the AHA found that owning a pet, especially a dog, can reduce your risk of heart disease.

They say it's because dog owners get more exercise by walking the dogs.

54% were more likely to get the recommended level of physical activity over non-dog owners.

It also helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity.

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