Children ‘Who Identify As Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Are 64% MORE Likely To Be Obese’
Children who self-identify as being part of a sexual and gender minority — including gay, bisexual and/or transgender — are more likely to be obese than their peers.
A study found sexual and gender minority children are 64 per cent more at risk of being obese than heterosexual youngsters.
Data from the study also found this subset of children are 3.5 times as likely to suffer from a binge-eating disorder.
Almost 12,000 US children with an average age were quizzed with questions like ‘Are you gay or bisexual?’ and ‘Are you transgender?’ by researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Maryland, US.
…The researchers, with the permission of the parents and guardians of participating children, also found no correlation between SGM status and eating disorders.
For example, there was no link between gender or sexual identity and anorexia or bulimia, but there was a 3.49 times increased risk for a binge-eating disorder.