How so is the Freshman 15 a myth?

This is timely enough, considering we've just come off Thanksgiving.

TommieMedia (of the University of St. Thomas) covers an Ohio State University study that says the Freshman 15 is a myth. What it finds:

  • Women 2.4 pounds, on average;

  • Men 3.4 pounds;

  • Weight gain does happen over a college career -- 7-9 pounds on average for women, and 12-13 pounds for men;

  • College students really only gain a half pound more than peers who don't go to school.

Read TommieMedia's coverage of student perspectives here.

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