LGBQ Youth More Prone to Obesity
[Source: Medical X-Press]
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth may not only be at risk for worse mental health but also worse physical health outcomes compared to heterosexual youth,” said study author Lauren Beach. She’s a postdoctoral research fellow at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, in Chicago.
The researchers analyzed data from nearly 351,000 high school students in the United States and found that LGBQ female students were 1.6 to 2.1 times more likely to be obese than heterosexual female students.
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