Study Debunks "Freshman 15" as Myth 29341

College students do gain weight during their years on campus, new research from Ohio State University has found, but at nowhere near the levels that are notoriously associated with those first years away from home.  The average student gained between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds during their freshman year, the study reports, but college-aged teens who are not attending school gained only a half pound less, leading researchers to associate weight gain with young adulthood, not the college experience.