A Canadian study has found that students in Canada gain weight during the first year of university, with men gaining double the amount of weight that women do.
Researchers at York University and Brock University found that in their first year of study, the average female student in Canada gains 4 pounds while the average male puts on 8 pounds.
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Men in particular reported an increase in their consumption of alcohol and fast food, and a decrease in the amount of vegetables they ate. The consumption of fast food increased around exam time, possibly due to ‘stress-eating’.
Those from restrictive households were more likely to gain weight, as they could eat what they wanted without risk of being scolded.