Freshman 15: valid theory or harmful myth?

@article{Graham2002Freshman1V,
  title={Freshman 15: valid theory or harmful myth?},
  author={Melody A. Graham and Amy L. Jones},
  journal={Journal of American college health : J of ACH},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          171-3
        }
}
The authors investigated whether the perception that freshmen gain 15 pounds during their 1st year of college is related to either actual or perceived weight gain. Forty-nine incoming freshmen at a small liberal arts college completed the study by filling out questionnaires and health data at the beginning and end of their 1st year on campus. The findings revealed no significant weight gain at the end of the year. The "Freshman 15" myth was found to play an important role in perpetuating… CONTINUE READING

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