Posted By Bill Couzens, Founder Less Cancer

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/2/Obesity/freshman_fifteen_avoided_by_finding_a_heavy_roommate_09242010100.html

A new study presented at a meeting of the American Society of Health Economists reveals that female college students who have heavier roommates are apt to gain less weight than those who room with thinner students.

Co-author of the study, Kandice Kapinos, explained that 144 female freshman students who were randomly assigned roommates were surveyed and asked about the following: their height and weight, their exercise habits, whether or not they were on a diet, and whether or not they took weight loss supplements. See Link