Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

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This article provides an overview of a study presented to the American Heart Association which found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people were more likely than heterosexual people to have health issues that are known to be risk factors for heart disease. The study did not include trans participants.

“Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults were less likely than heterosexuals to have ideal cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research. These preliminary findings underscore the importance of reducing cardiovascular risks among LGB adults, although additional research is necessary.”

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