The freshmen weight gain: Is it more about body composition than weight?

Gabrielle Mifsud
Objective. The purpose of the study was to examine predictors of change in body weight and composition among freshmen during an academic year. Research methods and procedure. Twenty-nine freshmen, 16 females (58.2+/-10.4 kg; BMI 21.2+/-2.9 kg/m2) and 13 males (74.6+/-11.9 kg; BMI 23.2+/-2.8 kg/m2) completed the study. Body weight and composition (DEXA), waist circumference (WC), energy intake (7-day food diary) and activity-related energy expenditure (accelerometry) were measured in September, December and March. The TFEQ and...
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