You may be seeing the same pattern. And in a country obsessed with slenderness, many of these resolutions focus on weight loss. While many people are stuck in a cycle of weight loss and gain, there are a brave few who buck the trend and come out as fat. What does that even mean? And yet, as I have examined in my own research, people affiliated with the fat acceptance or fat liberation movement routinely talk about coming out as fat.
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Lesbian and bisexual women more at risk for obesity, study finds
Objective: To estimate and compare the prevalence of overweight and obesity among self-identified lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual college age women. Methods: A secondary analysis of the Spring National College Health Assessment was conducted with 31, female college students aged 18 to 25 years to compare body mass index calculated from self-reported height and weight among lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual college women. Results: Compared to heterosexuals female college students, lesbians and bisexual women were both significantly more likely to be overweight or obese. Lesbians were also less likely to be underweight compared to heterosexual college women. Conclusions: Self-identified lesbian and bisexual college women were more likely to be overweight or obese than their heterosexual counterparts. Health care professionals and educators should target these high-risk populations for obesity prevention programs. This study highlights the need for additional research examining the potential risk factors for overweight and obesity among young sexual minority women.
Overweight and obesity in lesbian and bisexual college women
The first time I wore a crop top was at the Toronto Dyke March. I marched down the street with the strip of my stomach that had never before been touched by the sun fully bared. The only thing separating that outfit from any other I might have worn was three or four measly inches of exposed skin — but you have to understand the weight of those inches. Like, in a size 22 kind of way. Over the years, my relationship with my body — along with my weight and how I take care of myself — has had its ups and downs.
Lesbian and bisexual women in the United Kingdom are 14 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health. Researchers pooled data from 12 national health surveys in the U. The data goes back as far as , when the U.