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University Students Get Fat by the Time They Leave

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If you begin University life a lean, trim youthful teen, you may end up leaving older and fatter, according to the findings of a new U.S. study.

Researchers based at the University of Vermont tracked 117 students who attended a northeastern university from 2011 until 2016.

The mean weight of all students was approximately 147 pounds as they first began college life, but by their senior year this same average had shot up to 157 pounds.

The findings of the study brought the student’s lifestyle choices into question, with barely any student consuming the daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, and most drinking alcohol about three times each week. If that wasn’t bad enough, only 15% actually exercised to recommended levels.

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