J Am Coll Health. ;59(1) doi: / Overweight and obesity in lesbian and bisexual college women. Struble CB(1).
Purpose: Although lesbian women are more likely to be obese compared to heterosexual women, relatively little research has examined correlates of.
Lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk of being overweight or obese compared to heterosexual women, according to new research from the University of East Anglia and UCL. Gay men however are less likely to be overweight than their straight counterparts, and more at risk.
Lesbian and bisexual women in the United Kingdom are 14 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than their heterosexual counterparts.
With 75 percent of lesbians overweight or obese, the study is "of high public- health significance," according to a project summary.