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Freshman 15 A Myth: Study
2011-11-02 05:45:16

The belief that college freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds during their first year of school is untrue, according to a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University. Rather, the average student gains between 2.4 and 3.4 pounds during their first year of college, the researchers reported on Tuesday. “The ℠freshman 15´ is a media myth,” said Jay Zagorsky, research scientist at Ohio State University's Center for Human Resource Research and co-author of the...