Lesbians are two-and-a-half times as likely to be fat as straight women. So reports the Toronto Star. Apparently there’s a new study too that effect in this week’s American Journal of Public Health. I don’t have access to the full text, but here’s the abstract.
I’d like to see the full text of the journal article, because the Star implies that fatness among lesbians may have something to do with a “better body image”. But the journal abstract concludes:
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.
Which makes you wonder how exactly they’ll intervene if “better body image” is what they think is causing excess weight.
A shame campaign perhaps?