LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Wanna live longer?
Get a dog.
A study published in an American Heart Association Journal which encompassed 70 years of global research, found that having a dog protects you from an early death.
And it turns out to be a bigger benefit to those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke.
Another study suggests that this may be because dogs provide companionship and affection which reduces anxiety and depression.
To read a complete write up of the study, go here.