Freshmen arriving at campuses across America can look forward to an age-old tradition: putting on weight. The "freshman 15" myth, suggesting that students tack on 15 pounds in their first year, turns out to be true, according to researchers at Cornell. Not surprisingly, the culprits include large portions (many cafeterias offer all-you-can-eat buffets), midnight snacking, fast food and alcohol consumption.
So now that these students have shed their high school habits, they can turn their attention to more weighty matters.
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