LGBQ youth are more prone to diabetes

Sep 11 2018 03:47 PM
LGBQ youth are more prone to diabetes

Recently, Supreme court of has decriminalised section 377 and now adult gay sex is no more crime in India. This historic decision gave a big reason to LGBQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning) community to celebrate. Although it was a very good news for the community but a research bought a bad news for them. According to study published in the journal Pediatric diabetes,  Diabetes risk is higher among LGBQ teens as compared to heterosexual teens, according to a study.

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Lauren beach who was the lead of the study said that "Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth may not only be at risk for worse mental health but also worse physical health outcomes compared to heterosexual youth.

This reserch also found at other important things about the community. The key finding of the research are -

1. The number of hours of sedentary activity among bisexual and questioning students was higher than heterosexual student.

2. As far as the physical activity is concerned, On an average, sexual minority and questioning students were less likely to engage in it.

3. Lesbian, bisexual and questioning female students were 1.55 to 2.07 times more likely to be obese than heterosexual female students.

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All these findings indicates that LGBQ youth are prone to diabetes and they need to focus on the engagement in the physical activities. 

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