Controversial ‘Lesbian Obesity Study’ not just lesbian?


A controversial new study is reportedly set to examine what’s been described as the “high public-health significance” of obesity among the U.S. lesbian population, but media outlets are divided as to the poll’s ultimate outcome or focus. CNS News cites the grant as stating that it is “now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic.” On the flip side, the grant also apparently points out that “heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.”

Still, in a story titled “Debunking the Myths of the NIH’s $1.5 Million ‘Lesbians Are Fat’ Study,” Alexander Abad-Santos raises the following points: “These headlines would have been accurate as the inverse: ‘Obama administration spends $1.5 million to figure out why straight men are fat.’ Or: ‘Obama administration spends $1.5 million to figure out why gay men have rocking bodies.’ Or perhaps: ‘America is overweight (except for gay men?) and scientists are trying to determine why.'”

Read more at Huffington Post Gay Voices

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