OPEN Preventing chronic disease | 26 Nov 2015
AM Gadomski, MB Scribani, N Krupa, P Jenkins, Z Nagykaldi and AL Olson
Positive associations between having a pet dog and adult health outcomes have been documented; however, little evidence exists regarding the benefits of pet dogs for young children. This study investigates the hypothesis that pet dogs are positively associated with healthy weight and mental health among children.
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