New study takes “Freshman 15” myth off the table

October 14th, 2014

When it comes to starting college, the so-called “Freshman 15” is often referenced by incoming students with a tone of disdain usually reserved for opposing football teams. While students may talk about the 15 pounds freshmen supposedly gain in their first year, a recent University of Georgia study out of the Body Composition and Metabolism Lab indicates college weight gain is greatly overstated, and that on average students will only put on about 3.5 pounds cumulatively across all four years of school. For the full story, visit this link.

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