September 21, 2007
The Obesity Epidemic Comes to Campuses
With 3 in 10 students fat, chronic diseases could mean a heavy price for colleges
Katherine Adler had been heavy for as long as she could remember, but when she hit 220 pounds during her sophomore year at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, she finally felt "too fat to do anything."
"I was living with a bunch of skinny roommates and noticing how many friends they had," she says. "I was depressed."
Now a senior majoring in chemical engineering, Ms. Adler has lost 60 pounds by seeking advice from a personal trainer, jogging, cutting her sugar intake, and