Change in diet, physical activity, and body weight in female college freshman.

  title={Change in diet, physical activity, and body weight in female college freshman.},
  author={Scott M Butler and David R. Black and Carolyn L. Blue and Randall J Gretebeck},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  volume={28 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine diet, physical activity, and body-weight changes associated with relocation from home to university. METHODS Diet, fitness/physical activity, body-weight parameters and self-efficacy were assessed among 54 freshman women upon college entry and 5 months later. RESULTS Although caloric intake significantly decreased, a significant increase occurred in body-weight parameters that may be attributed to significant decreases in total physical activity. CONCLUSIONS… CONTINUE READING

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