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Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association

By Glenn N. Levine1, Karen Allen1, Lynne T. Braun1, Hayley E. Christian1, Erika Friedmann1, Kathryn A. Taubert1, Sue Ann Thomas1, Deborah L. Wells1, Richard A. Lange1

1. American Heart Association

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease risk.

Submitter

Christopher C Charles super-administrator

Purdue University

Date 2013
Publication Title Circulation
Pages 1–11
Publisher American Heart Association
DOI 10.1161/​CIR.0b013e31829201e1
URL http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/05/09/CIR.0b013e31829201e1
Language English
Additional Language English
Tags
  1. Agencies and organizations
  2. Cardiovascular health
  3. Cats
  4. Dogs
  5. Mammals
  6. Pet ownership