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The “freshman 15” — that long-held belief that first-year students gain about 15 pounds when they first enter college — may not in fact be true, according to national research that shows students gain an average of only 3.2 pounds their first year of college. But, according to a recent study out of ASU's College of Health Solutions, poor eating habits and weight gain — even if not as substantial as the “freshmen 15” — can lead to health problems later in life.

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