Money Can Help People Lose Weight

Posted on: 9:03 am, March 9, 2013, by , updated on: 05:34pm, March 8, 2013

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(Rochester, MN) Researchers have found using cash as an incentive helps people lose weight.

The Mayo Clinic study offered people a chance to win or lose $20 a month if they met certain diet goals.

They lost an average of 9 pounds compared to just over 2 pounds for those who were not offered money if they lost weight.

Researchers say cash incentives are also important when it comes to giving up bad habits, like smoking.