The answer really doesn’t take rocket science; but, I’ll get to the point.
“Noting that clinical indexes for stress include measures of body weight and fat, authors speculated that it was possible that gay and bisexual men focused more on maintaining thinness and muscularity than straight men,” says the LA Times. “It has been proposed that certain kind of stigma-related stresses can produce adaptive behavioral responses that make individuals more resilient and effective at managing future stressors.”
An article published in Psychosomatic Medicine this week compared the stress levels between 87 members of the LGBT community to heterosexuals. For some reason findings for lesbians seemed to be higher than heterosexual women. But these men … boy they sure are worried about not looking as good as we do!
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