Sunday, February 24, 2008
Give Heartfelt Thanks to Cats (from the Oregonian newspaper Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008)
Finally, the truth about cats and dogs.
Or if not the truth, a truth.
Well, according to one study, at least.
According to a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, owning a cat (which 38.4 million U.S. households do) is good - very good- for your cardiovascular health.
A dog? Not so much.
People who did not own cats were found to be 30 percent to 40 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than cat owners.
But dog owners had the same rate as non-owners.
Dr, Adnan Qureshi said the findings are not coincidence, but he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune "we don't understand completely."
Not a cat owner himself, he then added, "Maybe I should get one, though."