News.com.au – Lesbians twice as likely to be obese

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

Right because over-eating and lethargy are common symptoms of a healthy body image.

But the authors said they placed little confidence in the idea that lesbians were more muscular than straight women, and thus were more likely to have a high body mass index, or BMI, while having little body fat.

High muscle mass is “unlikely to lead to classification as obese,” the researchers said.

“We reported greater odds of both overweight and obesity in lesbians and we feel confident in asserting that these differences are a result of increased adiposity,” the researchers wrote.

I get the hairy/beefy/bad posture thing, but the fat thing I’ve never gotten. And it’s so polar-opposite from how gay men tend to… physically manifest their sexual preference. If you will.