26 June 2008
Results from a 10 year study found that cat owners "appeared to have a lower rate of dying from heart attacks" compared to feline-free households.
The findings showed a 30% risk reduction when felines are in the home.
Adnan Quershi, M.D., executive director, Minnesota Stroke Initiative, and professor of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Kathie Cole, RN, clinical nurse, UCLA Medical Center/School of Nursing, Los Angeles; presentation, Feb. 21, 2008, American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2008, New Orleans
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