The Sundial

Expert debunks freshman 15 weight gain myth

Comic shows a student looking stressed while eating unhealthy foods

Anthony Martinez

August 5, 2016

Many incoming freshmen may have heard of the concept of the freshman 15, a supposed average amount of weight a first-time college students gain within their first year. Despite the freshman 15’s prevalence in pop culture, students are not as widely affected as one may think. “The freshman 15 is a littl...

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