The idea that college freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds in their first year of school is a myth -- the average is really between 2.4 pounds for women and 3.4 pounds for men, the co-author of a new study said.(Inside joke for old-time West Pointers: clearly most schools don't have Mama Brava's calzones!)
"Not only is there not a 'Freshman 15,' there doesn't appear to be even a 'college 15' for most students," said Jay Zagorsky, research scientist at Ohio State University's Center for Human Resource Research and co-author of a study on college weight gain.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
False Freshman Fifteen
An Ohio State researcher says it's a myth: