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Noah Truong, Tyler Junior College

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17-4-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2018 7:30 PM

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For most college student going through their freshman year of college, many say the during your first year of college you will gain a significant amount of weight due to a multitude of factors or “The Freshman 15”. The goal of this study is the measure factors that may or may not contribute to fluctuation with a student’s weight. In this study we measure the following factors that may contribute to This hypothesis: hours of sleep, measurement of physical activity, distance from home, nutrition, stress level, financial status, and Sex and see how these factors correlate to the “Freshman 15”. The results of this study show that out of all the factors that were measurable in the survey that the three most prominent factors involved nutrition, physical activity, and distance from home. The other measurable factors that influences ones’ metabolic rate also had influential roles in weight shifts but were not as consistent as the three mentioned above. In conclusion, the “The Freshman 15”, is correlated by these primary factors: nutrition, physical activity, and distance.

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Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ryan Button (Tyler Junior College)

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Social Considerations for the Freshman 15

For most college student going through their freshman year of college, many say the during your first year of college you will gain a significant amount of weight due to a multitude of factors or “The Freshman 15”. The goal of this study is the measure factors that may or may not contribute to fluctuation with a student’s weight. In this study we measure the following factors that may contribute to This hypothesis: hours of sleep, measurement of physical activity, distance from home, nutrition, stress level, financial status, and Sex and see how these factors correlate to the “Freshman 15”. The results of this study show that out of all the factors that were measurable in the survey that the three most prominent factors involved nutrition, physical activity, and distance from home. The other measurable factors that influences ones’ metabolic rate also had influential roles in weight shifts but were not as consistent as the three mentioned above. In conclusion, the “The Freshman 15”, is correlated by these primary factors: nutrition, physical activity, and distance.