April 4, 2013

Group weight loss challenges for money may be most effective

By Logan Lafferty

Previous research suggests cash incentives for weight loss can also be effective for individuals outside of a group or workplace. A March study from the Mayo Clinic that looked at cash incentives for weight loss among 100 obese patients found the chance to win or lose $20 a month got dieters to drop an average of 9 pounds over the course of a year, about four times more weight than those who were not offered money.


CBS News by Michelle Castillo

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