Lesbians and bi women at greater risk of heart disease
Lesbians and bisexual women are at greater risk of heart disease then their heterosexual counterparts, new findings have shown.
The survey was conducted with 169,434 individuals in 21 cities in France.
It is unclear why this should be but it has been noted that more lesbians and bi women are likely to smoke and that more lesbians are overweight or obese compared to heterosexual women.
Gay men, however, have better cardiovascular health than heterosexual men, and are less likely to be obese.
It was also noted that tobacco and alcohol companies, with their attendant health dangers, target the LGBTQ+ market, particularly during Pride Events.
Lesbians and bi women also face mental health and stress problems which straight women may not, and more live in poverty.