By Andreas Moritz
Pet love can profoundly balance emotions and even prevent disease. A study on 5,000 people aged 20-60 years carried out in 1992 by the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, showed that male pet owners had significantly reduced cholesterol and blood triglyceride (high levels of which are associated with heart disease). In addition, the blood pressure of both sexes was significantly lower than in non-pet owners. This finding was independent of type of pet, the owner’s diet or weight, or whether the owner smoked or not.