Sunday 11 December 2016

Farmers must take own health seriously

Published 20/05/2015 | 02:30

Farmers are seven times more likely to die from cardiovascular problems than people working in other professions. Picture posed
Farmers are seven times more likely to die from cardiovascular problems than people working in other professions. Picture posed

It has often been noted that a farmer will take better care of their livestock or even their machinery, than themselves.

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Today we publish alarming proof that this is indeed the case. The sector which is such a key component of our economy is in the midst of a hidden health crisis.

The main cause for concern is heart disease, with farmers found to be seven times more likely to die from cardiovascular problems than people working in other professions.

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