According to a new report lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese.

Ulrike Boehmer of the Boston University School of Public Health looked at a 2002 national survey of almost six thousand women and found that lesbians were 2.69 times more likely to be overweight and 2.47 times more likely to be obese.

The report which has been published in the American Journal of Public Health is one of the first major studies to look at obesity among lesbians.

Researchers say the results indicate that lesbian women have a better body image than heterosexual women

Via SkyNews