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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017

People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.

“We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”

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Heart failure strongest predictor of poor survival in type 2 diabetes

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Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for death from cardiovascular complications, with the strongest associations found between survival and heart…
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SLE linked with increased atherosclerotic risk in early disease stages

November 17, 2017
According to findings, systemic lupus erythematosus appears to increase atherosclerotic risk in its early phase, while traditional risk factors have a greater impact on…
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Discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy elevates cardiac, stroke death risk

November 16, 2017
In the first year after discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy, the risk for cardiac and stroke death increases, particularly among women aged younger than 60…
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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Lipid Association.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disease that leads to severe hypertriglyceridemia and…
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