'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

September 29, 2014 4:50 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research.

Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college careers with a relatively small gain during the first year, researchers found.

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