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Dining Hall in Dorm Raises Risk of Weight Gain

College students residing in dormitories that have dining halls gain more weight than those who walk to their cafeterias, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan found that female students living in dorms with dining halls weighed two pounds more and exercised 1.43 fewer times a week than those in dormitories that had no dining halls.

Male students consumed 1.5 more meals and three more snacks a week than their counterparts living in dormitories without dining halls.
 

Labels: students, college

Posted By: Jane St. Clair

Comments:

Chelsea on 1/17/2011
That's not much of a weight difference, but the point is well-taken. When you get used to a regular walk, such as to a cafeteria, it makes walking more a part of your life. It's an easy way to get out and move.