Eat­ing dis­or­ders preva­lent among LBG youth: study

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia study says gay, les­bian and bi­sex­ual youth are con­tin­u­ing to purge, fast and take diet pills or lax­a­tives to lose weight while the rates for such be­hav­iour among het­ero­sex­u­als are go­ing down. Re­search in­volv­ing 26,000 stu­dents in Mas­sachusetts sug­gests les­bian and bi­sex­ual girls are even worse off than their male coun­ter­parts, and the re­sults are the same as a larger and yet-to-be pub­lished Bri­tish Columbia sur­vey. Lead re­searcher Ryan Wat­son, a post-doc­toral fel­low at the univer­sity’s school of nurs­ing, says healthy eat­ing pro­grams that seem to be work­ing for straight youth haven’t reached les­bian, gay and bi­sex­ual kids.

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