Excerpt from The Washington Free Beacon
Written by Elizabeth Harrington
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $50,000 to study whether college students eat junk food when they drink.
The two-year study rests on the hypothesis that “heavy drinking may lead to unhealthy eating habits surrounding drinking episodes.” The study also will “determine whether heavy alcohol use contributes to weight gain among college freshmen.”
Roughly 175 college freshmen at the University of Kansas will be weighed three times a year for the study and asked questions about their eating habits when drinking.