[Vocabulary] Dog owners are normally said/known to have fewer health problems.

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Could you please check this sentence?

Dog owners are normally said/known to have fewer health problems.
 

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The statement is OK but I don't think there is a factual basis for it.
 

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Both versions are meaningless. Fewer than what?

What are you trying to say, NKL?
 

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I'm guessing that what is meant is that dog owners have fewer health problems than people who don't own dogs.
 

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Is that what you meant, NKL?

If so, have you any evidence of that?
 

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Is that what you meant, NKL?
Yes.:oops:
Following is the full sentence:

Dog owners have fewer health problems. Their hearts are stronger, because they get regular exercise walking their pets. In addition, their mental health improves. Having a dog improves their state of mind and alleviates stress, which in turn means lower blood pressure.

I was trying to change the bold part to make it less definite.
 

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It is an opinion and not a scientifically proven fact. Not all dog owners walk their pets.
I think the mental benefit is subjective; some owners find their dog barking and defaecating a nuisance and in a way, a source of stress.
 
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