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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Pets Have Health Benefits for People?

July 7, 2013 7:30am (EDT)
Dr. Sandy with her children and family pet Daisy on the <a href="www.gpb.org/health"><i>Your Health Matters</a></i> set
Dr. Sandy with her children and family pet Daisy on the Your Health Matters set

Pets are great companions, and a new study says they are also good for your health.

The study, published in the journal Circulation, says having a pet could lower your heart disease risk.

Previous studies have also linked having a pet to having lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.

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