Students in the first year of Uni

A new life begins at the University of, the, apparently, also on the scale: Especially male students tend, apparently, to poor eating habits and a lot of alcohol. A new study by Brock University in Canada, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE shows.

Both male and female students were within their first year at the University significantly in body weight. The average weight gain was 3.8 kg in men and 1.8 kg in women. Reason for this is mainly unhealthy eating and drinking habits are according to the researchers. For men, the effects were particularly pronounced in them had increased, the consumption of Donuts, fried chicken, beer and spirits, particularly while the choice was less on healthy foods such as vegetables.

The authors summarize: "The results of our study show that the diet of young male and female students changed in unfavorable ways. The increase of the body of the BMI, of the belly weight, circumference, of the waist-to-Hüftverhältnisses and the body is associated fat content."

At the beginning and at the end of the first year of study of 229 female and 72 male canadian students gathered with the help of questionnaires, data for the consumption of food along with body height, weight, waist and hip circumference and body composition.