In a recent study of 4,000 participants published in the Cancer Epidemology, Biomarkers and Prevention journal, researchers discovered that pet lovers are a third less likely to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the lymphatic system. The report is quoted as saying, 'This large study provides support for a decreased risk between pet ownership and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. And it's possible this is related to altered immune function.'
(I haven't been able to find an online copy of the report. If any of you do, leave a link in the comments. Thanks!)
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