Here’s something to purr about.
A new study suggests cat owners are less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than people who don’t own cats.
The study, from the University of Minnesota, found that folks without felines were 30 to 40 per cent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those with cats. Researchers say they were expecting some protective effect – but the magnitude of it – that 30 per cent figure was a surprise.
As for dog people, they shouldn’t shouldn’t feel left out.
Researchers speculate that dogs would probably bring people the same kind of benefit, but the numbers of dog owners in the study wasn’t big enough to count statistically