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  Jacob Teitelbaum - Stopping Pain and Fatigue
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of the popular free Smart Phone app “Cures A-Z,” and of many books including From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free 1-2-3, the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series, Real Cause, Real Cure, and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. His website: www.EndFatigue.com
Tags: heart attack | cholesterol | stains | cats
OPINION

Cats Help Lower Heart Risks

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. By Friday, 20 January 2023 04:30 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

A study showed that those who did not have a cat had a higher risk of having a heart attack and of dying from other heart diseases than those who have or have had a cat. For those without a previous history of heart attacks, taking statin medications results in less than 2 percent decrease in heart attack deaths.

How we treat high cholesterol is an example of how money drives medical decision making. Taking cholesterol medications decreased heart attacks by almost a third in those without angina or a previous heart attack, but taking statin medications did not significantly prevent death from heart disease. Taking a baby aspirin daily was even more effective than expensive statin medications.

On the other hand, the news is much better for cat owners. A research study found that having a cat can reduce stress in people's lives, and consequently lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke or developing a heart disease.

The findings were based on a 10-year study, carried out by the researchers at the Stroke Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The study, which looked at 4,435 Americans ages 30 to 75, showed that those who did not have a cat had a 40 percent higher risk of having a heart attack and a 30 percent greater risk of dying from other heart diseases than those who have or have had a cat.

Unfortunately, in this study owning a dog did not have the same heart protective benefits.

Several studies have confirmed that owning a pet reduces stress, decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduces risk of depression. This makes cats (and other natural alternatives) much safer, cheaper and more fun than cholesterol lowering medications.

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A study showed that those who did not have a cat had a higher risk of having a heart attack and of dying from other heart diseases than those who have or have had a cat.
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2023-30-20
Friday, 20 January 2023 04:30 PM
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