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Self-reported weight changes in 1st year university students in England: an analysis of social and physical environment

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Background: Moving from secondary education to university is an important transitional moment during which students commonly experience a weight change (WC). This WC in first year university students (FYUS) is described as the Freshmen 15, in reference to claims that students gain 15lbs (6.8kg) over the academic year. Past research suggest the WC is closer to an average of 2kg and is due to physical inactivity, stress and poor diet. The socio-ecological model (SEM) offers a conceptual fra...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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