Latest Freshman fifteen Stories

2008-09-29 14:40:00

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER It's difficult to think of a way to add pounds faster than living the stereotypical college lifestyle. Juggling coursework, jobs and a social life leaves little time for exercising or even regular meals. Late-night study sessions are often fueled by the nearest 24-hour greasy spoon. Getting too little sleep can also trick the body into craving more food. On top of all that, many freshmen are taking in many more calories from alcohol than they have in...

2006-10-22 19:25:00

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer BOSTON - The "Freshman 15" is more like 5 to 7, but it is followed by the "Sophomore 2 or 3," say researchers who led two of the largest and longest studies ever done of weight gain among college students. The research also showed that males piled on significantly more pounds than females. Doctors say it is good news that the number of pounds gained is less than the widely believed 15, but bad news that "Generation XL" kids seem to be learning patterns...

2005-12-18 20:08:32

Research shows college kids can beat back weight gain HealthDay News -- Most new college students dread the "Freshman 15" -- the typical number of pounds they'll gain during that first year. But two studies highlight simple ways they can keep that number as low as possible. Stepping on a scale every morning to check their weight, or learning about how to estimate portions in all-you-can-eat dining halls are among the easy ways students can guard against weight gain, according to two Cornell...

2005-11-22 16:45:00

Preventing the so-called freshman 15 -- the typical number of pounds students gain during their first year of college -- could be as simple as stepping on a scale every morning or getting a little information about big portions in all-you-can-eat dining halls, according to two new studies from Cornell University. In the first experimental study of the effects of daily weighings, David Levitsky, Cornell professor of nutritional sciences and of psychology, and several colleagues, whose study...

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