Ant writes: "Houston Chronicle reports that cat owners often are fiercely loyal to their furry companions — and such devotion may be rewarded in a surprising way: Owning a cat may lower one's risk of dying from a heart attack. Non-cat owners appear to have a 40 percent higher risk of dying from myocardial infarction than those who do have a cat, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference last month in New Orleans, Louisana. Researchers examined the data of 4,435 people from the second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dogs didn't factor into the findings because fewer participants owned them... Seen on Neatorama."
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