Lesbian & Bisexual Women & Weight

By on Friday, November 30th, 2007

Many lesbians and bisexual women suffer from a variety of weight-related problems. According to a 2006 study by the University of California, bisexual women were more than twice as likely to have had an eating disorder compared to lesbians and straight women. Weight problems can put lesbian and bisexual women at risk for breast and uterine cancer.

“When people are overweight, they have higher circulating estrogen. Estrogen is stored in our fat cells and increased estrogen puts women at increased risk for breast and endometrial cancer,” Catherine Williamson, family nurse practition at Southhampton Health Cancer said.


  1. EDWIN MENDOZA says:

    Well what do you know, you learn something new everyday, thanks!

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