Summarize the main points of the reading passage and explain how they are supported by the information presented in the lecture.
The promising method for curing some diseases
The writer states that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial to cure people with emotional and physical health issues. Likewise, the professor supports this idea and explains the role of pets in the recovery of heart diseases.
First of all, the author states that animal-assisted therapy has many advantages. He points out that it positively affects the emotional health especially for those who suffer from loneliness. Moreover, developing relationships with animals reinforces trust and helps people to get rid of anxiety. Furthermore, this therapy helps people to improve their physical health.
Similarly, the professor asserts that pets are good to enhance the health of people with heart problems. He explains the experiment led by the university hospital to illustrate his point of view. In this experiment, two groups of people with heart problems were treated differently; one of them was given drugs and followed a diet but without practicing exercises. However, the other group was provided dogs to take care of them, this includes feeding and playing with them and take them for a walk too. The result of this experiment has shown that the blood pressure of the group that was treated with pets was decreased more than the other group. Additionally, they lost weight and become happier compared to the group which got a medical treatment.