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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why having a dog is heart healthy

Yep, research shows it's true. Pets are good for your heart health. Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez says people who have dogs are more likely to get regular exercise, eat a healthier diet and have better sugar levels in their blood. He knows the benefits of having a pup firsthand. Exercise improves heart health because it helps you maintain a healthy weight and controls blood sugar. And dogs can be great mood boosters. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of this pkg available for download at Register (free) at
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