New Effort to Help Students Lose Weight

February 22, 2010

Amid growing public discussion of the colleges should play in promoting healthy weight goals for students, Temple University is starting a controlled experiment on techniques designed to help students lose weight, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Temple officials say that they are designing their program to reflect particular issues -- such as minimal or irregular sleep, unusual work schedules, and so forth -- that are normal for many students but make weight control difficult.

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