Hydroxycut™: New Study Confirms College Weight Gain Myth

A new study reveals that the "Freshman 15" myth contains much more truth than college students may have anticipated. The makers of Hydroxycut™ endorse healthy approaches to managing weight during college years and encourage positive lifestyle changes.

Oct 23, 2012, 06:00 ET from Hydroxycut

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As most college freshmen in America have already settled into their routines during the fall semester, many may be experiencing unprecedented weight gain. Although the myth of the "Freshman 15" has echoed throughout university halls for years, the truth behind the concept has not been proven until recently by Auburn University researchers. Although these weight struggles are not unexpected, the makers of Hydroxycut™ believe such findings should serve as motivation for college students everywhere to embrace healthier lifestyles.

According to a recent article Health Magazine, researchers at Auburn University have conducted the first study that assesses the weight gain of students during all four years of college. After following 131 students throughout their college experience, the researchers found that "a whopping 70 percent of them packed on pounds by graduation (an average of 12, and up to 37 pounds). The overall percentage of students found to be overweight increased from 18 percent to 31 percent."

In a recent press statement, Hydroxycut™ responds to the study, "At Hydroxycut™, we encourage students to take these tips into consideration. Weight gain is something that occurs commonly as individuals get older, but keeping extra pounds at bay is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle." The article delves deeper into this observation noting that the researchers found that the weight gain among the subjects "consisted primarily of fat mass—meaning natural growth patterns could not account for it." After such conclusions, makers of Hydroxycut™ comment that most of the weight gain issues could be attributed to student behaviors, such as lack of sleep and poor meal choices.

Although many college students may seek out dramatic short-term diet options to eliminate this weight, the makers of Hydroxycut™ note that it is better for individuals to adopt long-term healthy lifestyle changes.

Hydroxycut™ representatives suggest choosing nutritious snacks, drinking plenty of water, maintaining a high degree of physical activity and eating regular meals all contribute to a properly functioning metabolism and the ability to regulate weight. Additionally, the company explains that getting enough sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle that many college students overlook. While it may require some extra time management efforts, attaining the right amount of sleep each night will allow students to better stick to their healthy diets and keep extra pounds from accumulating.


Hydroxycut™ is the number one, best-selling weight-loss supplement brand in America. The key weight-loss ingredients in Pro Clinical Hydroxycut™ are lady's mantle extract, wild olive extract, komijn extract, and wild mint extract. These ingredients have demonstrated the ability to help reduce BMI and encourage weight loss for participants involved in two clinical studies. In the first study, the average weight loss with these key ingredients was 20.94 pounds over a 12-week period. In the second study, the average weight loss was 16.50 pounds over an 8-week period.  All groups involved in these studies following a reduced-calorie diet.

Hydroxycut™ is available in several formats, including Pro Clinical Hydroxycut™ Caffeine Free, Hydroxycut™ Herbal, and more.

For more information, visit www.Hydroxycut.com.



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