Farmers seven times more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, says IT Carlow research

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Farmers are seven times more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and three times more likely to get cancer than any other occupational group, according to new research by IT Carlow. 

Farmer diets were found to have a high intake of meats and salt and are low in dairy and vegetables.

Meanwhile, factors like stress, social exclusion, loneliness and isolation have emerged as key contributors in studies on farmers carried out countrywide, new research from IT Carlow shows.