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"Owning A Dog Can Help Your Heart, Study Finds" - Dr. Kimberly Dike

  • Good Morning America
  • New York, NY
  • (August 23, 2019)

According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health. According to Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, director of women’s cardiovascular prevention, health and wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital, “If you have dogs you’re out walking, and that increase in physical activity is why dogs are so good for heart health. It shows that people who have dogs have a healthier diet, and there is an increase in the good cholesterol.” She added, “Being social is also a part of it, and having a dog also decreases stress.”

— Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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