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Debunking the “Freshman 15” (OSU Research) Archives


Everybody knows that when high school students finally get to college, they’re probably going to put on some weight. Poor eating habits, access to all-you-can east buffets, and yes, beer, make it inevitable, right? Well, not so fast. Researchers at Ohio State University now say that the “Freshman 15” is really nothing more than a myth, that students don’t put on nearly that much weight, and that any “growth” they do see has nothing to do with college.