Friday, February 22, 2008

Cats Reduce Risk of Heart Attack in America

I know I promised a guide to brushing your cat's teeth, and I still plan on sharing one with you, but I simply couldn't resist sharing this with everyone!
A new study lends more evidence to support that cats are excellent promoters of physical and mental health.
In this study, Dr. Adam Qureshi and his colleagues followed 4,435 individuals for ten years. Two-thousand individuals in the study were not cat owners while the remaining 2,435 were cat owners.
The researchers indicated that their results show cat owners have a 30% reduced risk of having a heart attack. They also found that people who owned cats were less likely to die from a heart attack than those who did not own cats.
If you'd like to read more about this study, you may do so at Forbes.

1 comment:

  1. Well, the cats didn't want to brush their teeth anyways. :)