Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Flashback: NIH Funds Study On Why Lesbians Are Fat Instead Of Ebola Research

Remember this as Ebola spreads. 
With the NIH Director now blaming GOP budget cuts for lack of Ebola research I figured he should be reminded about his agency’s priorities before the current outbreak.
From last March:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.
“Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the description of the grant reads. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in the determinants, distribution, and consequences of obesity are receiving increasing attention.”
“[H]owever, one area that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” it states.
Thanks Zip. 

And while we're at it, here's More NIH Lesbian waste:

NIH Wastes $2.7 Million To Study "Why Lesbians Are Drunks"

And even if they discovered why Lesbians were Drunks, What Behavioral Psy-ence could actually Do about it.
Behavioral Science Falls Flat On Its Face Again, Specialized Counseling Approach Does Not Help With Drinking Problems

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