It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women,” according to a description of the grant. The taxpayer money was awarded to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity. The project is overseen by S. Bryn Austin. The grant was awarded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The hospital received a 2011 grant worth $778,622 and a 2012 grant worth $778,622. According to the NIH grant, the project’s end date is in 2016. NIH Spokesman Robert Bock told Fox News future grant payments could be impacted by sequestration. “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,” he said in a written statement. “Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the grant states. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity are receiving increasing attention; however, one area of disparities that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation.” The hospital noted that heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males. “Our study has high potential for public health impact not only for sexual minorities but also for heterosexuals,” the grant states.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
If I were a skinny Lesbian I'd be pissed....
Posted by bosscauser at 7:32 AM