Freshman 15 myth

A new study finds that the myth about students gaining 15 pounds during their first year of college may be a myth. To find this, researchers from Ohio State weighed college students periodically, and they found that men and women typically gain about three-pounds freshman year, and that fewer than ten-percent of freshmen gained 15 pounds or more. The study found that students typically gained weight slowly over time while they're at college-- researchers say women gained seven to nine pounds between the first day of school and graduation, while men gained an average of 12 pounds. Researchers found that students who drank six or more drinks at least four days each month were generally a pound heavier than those who did not binge drink. Researchers say it's likely the initial college weight gain is due to teen growth.


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