There is No 'Freshman 15', Study Finds

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A recent study has debunked the well-known phenomenon called 'Freshman 15' to call it a complete myth- "There is no 'freshman 15."
 There is No 'Freshman 15', Study Finds
There is No 'Freshman 15', Study Finds

Parents are usually concerned their children may gain weight after being away from home for the first time during college. Having access to sugary drinks and calorie laden foods from cafeterias is a cause of concern as it may lead to weight gain.

Being away at college is not the cause of weight gain in children, the study found. Statistics show that less than 10 percent of college freshman gain 15 pounds.

Infact, 25 percent freshmen knocked off a few pounds and the average person piled on 1.5 pounds a year during each of the first four years after college.



Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...