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  • Lesbians are 2.5 times more likely to be obese than straight women

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    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:54 am Email this article
    Lesbians are 2.7 times more likely to be overweight and 2.5 times more likely to be obese than heterosexual women according to a study from Boston University's School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Bisexual women were no more likely than straight women to be overweight or obese. Comment

    Comment: I assume it is due to hormones

    I assume that the same hormonal profile associated with a woman a lesbian, is also responsible for the increased likelihood of being overweight or obese.


    Boehmer U, Bowen D, Bauer G. Overweight and obesity in sexual-minority women: Evidence from population-based data. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr 26.


    U. Boehmer
    Department of Health Services
    Boston University School of Public Health
    Boston, MA, USA
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