LGB people are more likely to have health problems, study shows


Gay, lesbian and bisexual people are more likely to suffer from physical and mental health issues, a new study held by Ilan H. Meyer of Columbia University and the City University of New York has proven. A study published in the journal ‘Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity’ describes this whole phenomenon as ‘stigma-induced stress’. It shows that LGB people are more likely to suffer from mental and physical health problems, they are more likely to have diabetes, cancer and chronic conditions. Weak sexual health, blood pressure problems and insomnia are also quite common. It is recommended that those aged between 18-64 get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Any more than nine can also be detrimental to health. In December 2017, researchers at the National Centre for Health Statistics in the US released survey results that also showed that straight people are sleeping better than their LGB counterparts. The study, which was carried over two years and involved 10,000 men and women, found that gay men had difficulty falling asleep; lesbians struggled with staying asleep and bisexual women suffered from both issues.


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