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Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat

(CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance."

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.

“Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the description of the grant reads. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in the determinants, distribution, and consequences of obesity are receiving increasing attention.”

“[H]owever, one area that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” it states. “It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with it continues.

“In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.”

The investigators say there has been “almost no” research devoted to this disparity, and they have set out to find the biological, psychological, and social factors behind it.

The project is being led by S. Bryn Austin, Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Austin is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

BWH first received a $778,622 grant for the study in 2011, followed by a $741,378 grant in 2012, totaling $1,520,000. The project has the potential to be a five-year study.

The grants list a “project end date” and a “budget end date” of June 30, 2016. The researchers said the subject is one of “high public-health significance.”

However, the NICHD said the future of the project is uncertain because of the sequester--automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1.

"The NIH is currently assessing the impact on funding due to sequestration," said Robert Bock, Press Officer for the NICHD. "It is not possible to say how this (or any other NIH grant) will be affected in the long term beyond the 90 percent funding levels already in place."

"Obesity is a serious public health problem affecting a large proportion of the U.S. population," Bock said. "The study is examining reasons why the risk of obesity varies according to sexual orientation, in order to inform the development of future strategies to prevent obesity."

The researchers said the subject is one of “high public-health significance.”

“It will be impossible to develop evidence-based preventive interventions unless we first answer basic questions about causal pathways, as we plan to do,” they said. “Our study has high potential for public health impact not only for sexual minorities but also for heterosexuals, as we seek to uncover how processes of gender socialization may exacerbate obesity risk in both sexual minority females and heterosexual males.”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spend-15-million-study-why-lesbians-are-fat


Added: Mar-13-2013 Occurred On: Mar-13-2013
By: boomersooner
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  • Low self esteem.
    Now give me the million.

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  • they eat to much uncooked fish

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  • Because most men don't date fatties.

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  • I'm so glad I work 70 hours a week to pay for that.

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  • Most lesbians are fat because they have been sexually abused at somepoint in their life time... usually by someone they trusted.. father ... father figure. so they eat cuz they are depressed.... NOW WHERE IS MY 1.5 Million

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  • It's not that Lesbos are fat. they are lesbos _'cause_ they are fat!

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  • They'll need to spend at least double that to find out why they don't look like the porn lesbians.

    http://swagsoldseparately.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/LESBIANS.png

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  • Well, this is certainly a matter of great public importance. Thank fuck the money isn't being spent on healthcare or education or some other shite

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    • @Prakash123 Exactly. It's a good thing that all the other more pressing issues facing this country are resolved so money can be diverted to this very important issue.

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  • I'd like to do a study to determine why lesbians prefer to drive Subarus.

    I'll need at least $500,000 a year and it should take me no less than five years to complete the study.

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  • "Health" and "Public" shouldn't be together in a sentence. There's no such thing as public health. Health is mostly defined by life choices and those are personal.
    There's no "risk of obesity" because it's not that happens randomly. There's a risk of being hit by a meteorite, that's risk, that's an event you can't control. Obesity is not a risk, it's not going to happen to you accidentally and out of your control. It's a matter of responsibility. If you don't have More..

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  • That means there are a lot of lesbians in US !!! hahahaha !¨

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  • Isoflavones.

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  • its because of all the analingus received by their thin subs :D

    no time to take a dump =)

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  • I don't care why lesbians are fat. They aren't going to fuck me anyway, so I could care less. I would, however, be interested in finding out whay so many straight chicks are fat and how to get them to slim down and care about their looks a little bit more. Hint: I seriously suspect MSG and Aspartame are behind the fat epidemic.

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  • Hello? They are lesbians BECAUSE they are fat! And most probably ugly, and angry and confused about penis for some reason. Though they still secretly want it. Still...we should run like it IS Godzilla!

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  • Your budget debt at work.

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  • 3/4 of the lesbian females as compared to gay males which is double the risk? What an idiotic basis for comparison. How about a more scientific basis such as lesbian females to straight females?

    I can explain it right now:

    Baseline for comparison:
    Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.9% (2009-2010)
    source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm

    3/4 of lesbian females are obese as compared to just over 1/3 of straight females. This increase is because many More..

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  • No surprises here.
    Pussy licking's a leisurely past time.
    Whereas sucking cock looks like one hellova chore.

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  • Not getting some cock makes them sad, so they eat. Can I get my 1.5 million? Well, can I?

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  • ....from eating all that high calorie pussy......

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  • carpet munching is loaded with calories

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  • I wish there were some way to stop things like this - before we spend the tax money...

    We use to care what our tax money was spent on - now we are so busy trying to survive that we don't have time to call every elected official out on the carpet for wasteful spending - even in these economic downturns.

    Where is the accounting and oversight - taxpayer advocate?

    We need a taxpayer revolt.

    Who is with me?

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  • dump congress and we will save millions on every bill they dont pass.
    corrupt bastards time to clean out the place

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