The information trail of the ‘Freshman 15’—a systematic review of a health myth within the research and popular literature

Authors:Brown, C.
"Appearance of media articles about the �Freshman 15� mirrored the peer-reviewed articles, yet the information did not reliably depict the research. Research indicated a weight gain of less than five pounds (2.268 kg), while half of the popular press publications claimed a 15-pound (6.804 kg) weight gain."