My guess is that this is typical media reporting of a health and fitness study. I have seen such ridiculous headlines as "Exercise ineffective for weight loss". The media tends to take a study like this and pull out one piece of information and then present that piece of information out of context and in the most sensational way possible. To me this sounds like a study that was originally intended to determine if there were special health issues in gay people. Most likely intended to help primary care staff in gay clinics, indigent clinics and other related facilities better detect and target potential health issues in the population that they serve. Most of the time these numbers are corrected for income, alcohol use, drug abuse, educational level, etc., and after all the adjustments it turns out that straight males are just 7% more likely to be obese then gay males. All in all, given the tremendous focus on appearance in current gay culture, I find that to be a highly believable difference. In general, most of us visually will not notice that seven percent difference in going about our usual lives. Especially since sexuality is such a murky area. The fastest growing group of people in terms of sexual identification, is "mostly straight" males. As a recent article suggested, they are mostly straight but with the right guy, on the right day, a few beers and who knows. So among self identified gay versus straight males there is a 7% greater chance of a straight male being obese. Seems that a highly believable statistic from a study was simply reduced to the most sensational headline possible with little regard for the context which it came from, nor an appreciation of how small that percentage difference really is.