Call to action: the need for an LGBT focused physical activity research strategy

Pawel Gorczynski, Danielle R. Brittain

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Abstract

In 2011, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released the report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, highlighting numerous gaps in health research across the life course of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. This report also included an overview of multiple health inequities among LGBT populations compared with heterosexuals, including higher rates of chronic disease (e.g., heart disease, some cancers, obesity), mental health (e.g., suicide ideation, depression, anxiety), and social environmental health (e.g., violence, discrimination, social exclusion) concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume51
Issue number4
Early online date17 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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