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19 May 2022

Non-communicable diseases: how can companion animals help in connection with coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes and depression?

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This chapter summarizes evidence from the literature to demonstrate how companion animals (particularly dogs) might help to reduce the risk for obesity and non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases, depression and diabetes mellitus. It also explores current research on the potential use of dogs to detect medical problems in their owners.

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Pages: 222 - 229
Editors: J. Zinsstag [email protected], Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on the Human-Animal Relationship (IEMT) Basel Switzerland , E. Schelling, D. Waltner-Toews, M. Whittaker, and M. Tanner
ISBN (ePDF): 978-1-78064-342-7
ISBN (ePub): 978-1-78924-428-1

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Cover date: 2015
Published online: 19 May 2022

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D. C. Turner [email protected]
Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on the Human-Animal Relationship (IEMT) Basel Switzerland

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