Cat Benefits by Skeeter
Okay, Sandy is sick and his Lordship Dragon has requested a chat from me. Sandy, get well soon! Dragon what do I chat about? Hummm, he says nothing sad so as to bring out the Dragon tears. Hum, your birthday was yesterday so you don’t get your way today. Ha, just joking.
Here is one that might make ya think a bit. This is an AP story that I ran across in our paper down here in GA. In case the Leaf did not run it, I will pass it along. Hey, I am just jumping in here to keep the Blog going as a Get Well Gift to Sandy. This is free and sending her a card cost money! Ha…
Study suggests health benefit from owning a cat.
Minneapolis- A new study suggests cat owners are less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke then people who don’t own cats.
**Wait a minute, stop the presses here… My View, First of all people don’t own cats, Cats own people! That is the way it works in this house. The cats dont clean up after me, I clean up after them! Who flushes whose poop?
Now back to the story….
And no, dogs don’t do the same trick. Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that people without cats were 30-40% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease then those with cats.
Yet dog owners had the same rate as non-owners. “No protective effect of dogs as domestic pets was observed,” said the study, presented Thursday at the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans.
The team analyzed a group of 4,435 people who had answered questionnaires about pet ownership and other risk factors…
I am not sure about this study after all, is 4,435 people a good range to analyze considering how many people have pets? In my mind, a cat or dog can benefit a persons health in a positive way….
What do yall think???
posted by Skeeter at 2/26/2008 01:17:00 PM