Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Science: Rosie in the Mainstream

Excerpts from a Daily Telegraph article:

Lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for obesity-related health problems and death, US researchers said.

The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is one of the first large studies to look at obesity among lesbians.

Ulrike Boehmer of the Boston University School of Public Health and colleagues looked at a 2002 national survey of almost 6000 women, and found that lesbians were 2.69 times more likely to be overweight and 2.47 times more likely to be obese. [...]

“The results of these studies indicate that lesbian women have a better body image than do heterosexual women,” they wrote.

No results were given on I.Q.'s or rational thought or speech.


Lance Burri said...

Are they sure they have the causality right? Are they sure it's not the other way around?

Steve said...

Is this your question about causality? Lesbianism leads to obesity vs. obesity leads to lesbianism?

Also, thanks for the links' updates.

Lance Burri said...

"one of the first large studies to look at obesity among lesbians."

What were the other large studies on lesbians looking at?

Steve said...

Methane expulsion and its contribution to Global Warming.