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— The findings of a study called “Anti-Gay Prejudice and All-Cause Mortality Among Heterosexuals in the United States”, led by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler of Columbia University, in the February issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The study included 20,226 respondents between 1988 and 2008 — 4,216 of those involved had passed away by the end of the study. The study found that there existed a “2.5-year life expectancy difference between individuals with high versus low levels of anti-gay prejudice.” Homophobia specifically was “associated with increased risk of cardiovascular-related causes of death.”
The study used four questions to establish the personal biases of participants:
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