Adding Ex­tra Pounds

201 Health - - College Years -

All stu­dents – not just fresh­men – are “at risk” for weight gain dur­ing col­lege, says Dr. Jen­nifer Sivitz, direc­tor of the Healthy Fu­tures pro­gram at Hack­en­sack Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Sil­via Blaustein, chief of ado­les­cent medicine at St. Joseph’s Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Pater­son, “the most dras­tic weight changes oc­cur dur­ing the first se­mes­ter of col­lege due to the change of en­vi­ron­ment and rou­tine.”

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