Examining the Freshman Fifteen: Body Composition Profile of College Female Freshman
Limited information exists concerning freshmen weight gain in college females. Weight gain during the freshmen year is commonly referred to as the 'Freshman 15'. Scale weight and body mass index (BMI) are frequently used when determining body weight change. However, BMI and body weight do not take into consideration body composition. Other measurement techniques are required to assess body composition change.
Rinaldi-Miles, Anna; Thomas, David; Wagner, Leah; Brown, Dale; and Elkins, Daniel J., "Examining the Freshman Fifteen: Body Composition Profile of College Female Freshman" (2007). Faculty Publications - Kinesiology and Recreation. 1.
This article was originally published as Rinaldi, A. I., Thomas, D. Q., Wagner, L., Brown, D., Elkins, D. J. (2007). Examining the freshman fifteen: Body composition profile of college female freshmen (vol. 39(5), pp. S375). Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise.