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Many college freshmen who experience independence for the first time have to make decisions that affect their eating habits and levels of physical activity. One of the negative aspects of this change in their lives is the dreaded weight gain, also referred to as “Freshman 15,” where one is expected to gain about 15 pounds over the early years of college. Federal guidelines on daily activities recommend spending about 75 minutes in vigorous exercise or 150 minutes of moderate physical activity in a week. Many freshmen fall short of these recommendations. New research from the University of Missouri reveals, however, […]

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Students Gain Weight Over College Years

Based on previous research, many believe that students gain an average of 15 pounds after their first year in college. But researchers from Auburn University in Alabama have looked beyond the much-feared weight change over the freshman year and extended their investigation over the duration of a regular college course. Their study which was published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) reports on the impact of higher education on students’ weight, body mass index (BMI), and body composition. Sareen Gropper, a co-author of the study, and her colleagues followed 131 college students through all four years of […]

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