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  • biddermon_ca biddermon_ca Mar 20, 2013 4:26 PM Flag

    Feds Spend $2.7M to Study Drunk Lesbians

    First they spend money to know why lesbians are fat, now this. It doesn't take a genius to come to the conclusion that when they look in the mirror they want to get drunk...when they get drunk they want to eat....problem solved.

    **The researchers theorize that lesbians report higher rates of traumatic events**

    $2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher 'Risk for Hazardous Drinking'?

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous drinking.”

    The University of Illinois has received grants since 2009 for its project, "Cumulative Stress and Hazardous Drinking in a Community of Adult Lesbians," which aims to develop “culturally sensitive” strategies to prevent lesbians from being drunks.

    “Studies using both probability and nonprobability samples provide ample evidence of lesbians' vulnerability to hazardous drinking,” the grant’s description reads. “However, very little is known about the factors that increase lesbians' risk for hazardous drinking.”

    “We propose to build on and extend our study of sexual identity and drinking… to model effects of cumulative stress on hazardous drinking among lesbians.”

    The researchers theorize that lesbians report higher rates of traumatic events, making them more likely to engage in hazardous drinking, which has been defined by NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as “more than 7 drinks per week or more than 3 drinks per occasion for women.”

    Sentiment: Hold

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