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Research Supporting Benefits of Cats

Amber SurfaceAmber Surface CharlestonMember Posts: 15
edited 16 June, 2010 in Laws & Legislation
I have been searching for studies that show evidence of how cats can benefit humans, both mentally and physically. I\'ve heard about how cat owners may live longer and about the human animal bond, yet I cannot find hard evidence of this. Have any of you read anything that solidly supports the idea that cats are beneficial? I\'m looking for something a little less biased than \"Fluffy loves me so much that it must be good for me!\" Thank you in advance!

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