Diet Detective’s News You Should Use: Higher Ed, Weight Gain

by Charles Platkin, PhD

Is Not Just for Freshmen Students

It’s not just the freshman 15 that you need to worry about if you’re planning on attending college; the entire four years add pounds to your waistline. In fact, research appearing in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism found that 70 percent of college students who participated in the study gained almost 12 pounds over the four years. According to the researchers, “College and university students are often living away from home; they do not have a parent grocery shopping or preparing for them.” See tips for avoiding college weight gain here:

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