US government funded $1.5 million study on why lesbians are fat (and gays are thinner)

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    Mar 13, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/12/feds-pay-for-study-on-why-lesbians-are-fat/

    A Harvard-affiliated hospital will study why so many lesbians are overweight, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the federal government.

    The grant was recently approved by the National Institutes of Health. It will allow Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a medical center affiliated with Harvard University, to examine an issue of “high public-health significance,” in the words of researchers.

    Three quarters of gay women are obese, according to the grant for the study. But gay men have much lower obesity rates than heterosexual men—a discrepancy for which there is no scientific explanation, said researchers.
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    *inserts facts* They are studying all sexual orientations and researching the differences in rates of obesity.

    The article ALSO states:

    " The study could take as long as five years. But funding could run out before then, depending on how Congress decides to balance federal spending in the wake of the March 1st sequester."

    So there could be no funding at all. icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Mar 13, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    meninlove said *inserts facts* They are studying all sexual orientations and researching the differences in rates of obesity.

    The article ALSO states:

    " The study could take as long as five years. But funding could run out before then, depending on how Congress decides to balance federal spending in the wake of the March 1st sequester."

    So there could be no funding at all. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Be careful with facts! They're like Kryptonite to riddler!
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Correction to the "facts" as listed by meninlove - who once again shows that even when he is able to correct some facts (thank you btw), gets it wrong. Title corrected - $1.5 million has already mostly been spent - it's the remaining period of the study that is now in question:

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spend-15-million-study-why-lesbians-are-fat

    BWH first received a $778,622 grant for the study in 2011, followed by a $741,378 grant in 2012, totaling $1,520,000. The project has the potential to be a five-year study.

    The grants list a “project end date” and a “budget end date” of June 30, 2016. The researchers said the subject is one of “high public-health significance.”

    However, the NICHD said the future of the project is uncertain because of the sequester--automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1.
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    Mar 13, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    Lesbians smell like meatloaf = lesbians crave meatloaf from smelling each other all day = lesbians pig out on mealoaf = added pounds from meatloaf.