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Companion dogs as weight loss partners

By R. F. Kushner

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Abstract

This paper reviews the beneficial impact of companion dogs on social support and physical activity, and their role in obesity management.

Date 2008
Publication Title Obesity Management
Volume 4
Issue 5
Pages 232-235
ISBN/ISSN 1545-1712
DOI 10.1089/obe.2008.0225
Language English
Author Address Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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  1. Carnivores
  2. Dogs
  3. Fat
  4. Fitness
  5. Mammals
  6. Nutritional disorders
  7. obesity
  8. peer-reviewed
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. physical activity
  11. Physical health and well-being
  12. Social psychology and social anthropology
  13. Weight
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  1. peer-reviewed