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originally posted by: ketsuko
After all, overweight lesbians are miserable and let everyone know about it everyday, but nuclear war is always something that will happen on someone else's watch. Politicians tend to placate the ones who will immediately vote for them, and this is the danger of greedy special interests always voting only in their own self interests without learning how to think about the country and everyone else around them.
A true TEOTWAWKI and that will not happen because there are too many fat cats that think money will save them and they will do anything to hold onto that except blow the world up
Objective. We sought to determine whether lesbians have higher rates of overweight and obesity than women of other sexual orientations.
Methods. We compared population estimates of overweight and obesity across sexual orientation groups, using data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth.
Results. Adjusted multinomial logistic regression analyses showed lesbians have more than twice the odds of overweight (odds ratio [OR]=2.69; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.40, 5.18) and obesity (OR=2.47; 95% CI=1.19, 5.09) as heterosexual women. Bisexuals and women who reported their sexual orientation as “something else” (besides heterosexual, lesbian, or bisexual) showed no such increase in the odds of overweight and obesity.
Conclusions. Lesbian women have a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity than all other female sexual orientation groups. This finding suggests that lesbians are at greater risk for morbidity and mortality linked to overweight and obesity. This finding also highlights the need for interventions within this population.