Reality check: Is the ‘freshman 15’ myth or reality?

The “Freshman 15” is the term used to describe the alleged trend of first-year university and college students putting on a little weight – 15 pounds to be precise. But the jury is still out on whether the notion is myth or reality….“Some people go up and some people go down but, on average, it’s only a couple of pounds,” said York University kinesiology and health sciences Professor Christopher Ardern in Global News Sept. 4. “The idea that everybody’s going to gain 15 pounds is really a bit of a myth and isn’t supported by literature.” Read full story.

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