LGBTQ College Students More Likely to Develop Eating Disorders, University Research SaysFebruary 3, 2020 |
by Hana Ikramuddin
A new University of Minnesota study found that LGBTQ college students are more likely to develop eating disorders than their heterosexual and cisgender peers.
The study, which used data from the College Student Health Survey, aimed at finding the existing disparities between the rates of eating disorders in LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ students. The researchers also measured the disorder’s impact on academic achievement and success.