Owning a cat 'cuts stroke risk by a third'

Turfmower

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Does Fez still have his cat?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...ain.html?in_article_id=539571&in_page_id=1774


Having a cat around the house could cut your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by almost half.

Scientists said owning and stroking a purring feline may reduce stress and anxiety, and so protect against cardiovascular disease. They found even those who no longer owned a cat benefited from these protective effects.

The researchers from the University of Minnesota, looked at nearly 4,500 adults aged between 30 and 75 and found that cat owners had a 40 per cent lower risk of suffering a fatal heart attack.

But the authors warned against people rushing out to buy a new pet. They said while moggies may have a calming effect, it was unclear whether the kind of people who opted for a cat in the first place may have a lower risk of heart attack.

Heart disease is Britain's biggest killer. Every year, about 270,000 people suffer a heart attack.

The study, led by Professor Adnan Qureshi, factored in other heart disease risk factors including smoking and diabetes. The findings were unveiled at the International Stroke Conference.
 

Sunsetspawn

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moggies?...

What the fuck is wrong with these assholes in Britian?
 

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no, Dogs only make your life more fulfilling and happier...but you'll still die
 

sobi

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moggies?...

What the fuck is wrong with these assholes in Britian?

Yes... quite the assholes for not playing submissive to the same american slang you are used to. Grow up and realize the worlds a bit bigger than the ol' U.S.

In other news, that doesn't come as a shock. Cats are extremely relaxing. I know every time I have a shit day, when I get home, my cat ends up jumping into my lap looking for attention. It's really quite relaxing. The dog definitely doesn't have that effect... though he is a lot more fun than the cat.
 
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I'd rather have a stroke than own a cat.
 

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Yes but, the risk of dying from the evil spawn of satan sealing your breath is more than doubled.
 

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Yes... quite the assholes for not playing submissive to the same american slang you are used to. Grow up and realize the worlds a bit bigger than the ol' U.S.

In other news, that doesn't come as a shock. Cats are extremely relaxing. I know every time I have a shit day, when I get home, my cat ends up jumping into my lap looking for attention. It's really quite relaxing. The dog definitely doesn't have that effect... though he is a lot more fun than the cat.
Anybody who uses the British term moggies is a British term for cigarette.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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i kind of want one of these



there soft like velvet with out the fucking cat hair every ware
 

THE FEZ MAN

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when i met my wife she had a cat. needless to say the cat's gone, but its fucking hair isn't. now ive replaced it with weimaraner hair but for some reason i can deal with that.
 
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Not having to deal with the hair would be cool but having a shorn scrotum cat would be a bit unsettling.
 

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Our cat is a pain in the ass. Right now she's meowing out in the hallway and wants to come in here. Once I let her in, she'll bug the shit out of me in the middle of the night to be let back out. I'm noticing more shedding too. Time to hit her again with the Furminator.
 

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Our cat is a pain in the ass. Right now she's meowing out in the hallway and wants to come in here. Once I let her in, she'll bug the shit out of me in the middle of the night to be let back out. I'm noticing more shedding too. Time to hit her again with the Furminator.

Furminator?
 

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Having a cat around the house could cut your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by almost half.
But they double your chances of being a faggot. ;)
 

gleet

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So is Ant in danger of a stroke now the he doesn't have Jack Jack?
From the article: They found even those who no longer owned a cat benefited from these protective effects.

I had a cat in the mid 80s. I guess I'm still covered. No stroke yet.
 

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You gotta see how the thing works. It's worth every penny. If you give your cat a good once-over with it every week or so it practically eliminates shedding. Google "furminator review" and read what people say about them.