Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Sample Characteristics of Lesbians by Weight Group. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers ; 1: In comparing normal weight lesbians to obese lesbians, drinking quantity, relationship consensus, and less public identification as a lesbian were associated with less likelihood of being obese while higher age, some college, depressive symptoms, relationship length, and heavy drinking were associated with greater likelihood of being obese. To base an entire population's average BMI on 87 women is absurd. Predictors of Overweight and Obesity Among Lesbians.
However, demographic variables were not associated with overweight.
Behav Res Methods ; This sort of research privilege is rarely discussed, and is quite disheartening and problematic. No competing financial interests or other conflicts of interest exist. Though some of the articles I'm sharing via Google Scholar are publicly downloadable, many are only accessible in full via a university's online journal database. I know if I stop now, I'll never be able to maneuver my way back through this vortex of numbers, articles, side notes and screenshots to logically prove to you how painfully misleading and downright stigmatizing this "75 percent of lesbians are overweight or obese" media frenzy is.