The Freshman 6, the Sophomore 3, the Junior…

According to a recent study at Brown University Medical Center reveals that it’s not just the froshies getting fatter–it’s everyone.

The “Freshman 15” is more like 5 to 7, but it is followed by the “Sophomore 2 or 3,” say researchers who led two of the largest and longest studies ever done of weight gain among college students.

The research also showed that men piled on significantly more pounds than women.

“Over the year, we found that males gained 5.6 pounds and females gained 3.6 pounds, with the large majority of that weight gained in the first semester,” said Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson, the Brown researcher who led both studies.

Things got worse the next year. Men were, on average, 9.5 pounds heavier, and women, 9.2 pounds heavier, than when they started college.

4 thoughts on “The Freshman 6, the Sophomore 3, the Junior…

  1. Anonymous

    Of course, people are still growing a little between the ages of 18 and 20. I’m a sophomore guy who’s 5’6″ and gone from 120-125lbs to 130-135lbs. That weight is definitely just from filling out a bit and having access to a weight room for the first time (and I should note that I still look ridiculous in the gym).

  2. Anonymous

    Of course, people are still growing a little between the ages of 18 and 20. I’m a sophomore guy who’s 5’6″ and gone from 120-125lbs to 130-135lbs. That weight is definitely just from filling out a bit and having access to a weight room for the first time (and I should note that I still look ridiculous in the gym).

  3. Anonymous

    “‘I suspect part of this is they now have access to large amounts of food they can eat freely,’ without anyone at home saying enough is enough.”Damn. That is a stupid opinion.

  4. Anonymous

    “‘I suspect part of this is they now have access to large amounts of food they can eat freely,’ without anyone at home saying enough is enough.”

    Damn. That is a stupid opinion.

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