Diet For Dollars


    Need an incentive to lose weight? How about cash in your pocket? Researchers are finding money may be a key factor to help tip the scales for dieters.

    FOX News Radio’s Lilian Woo reports:

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    When it comes to losing weight… one study finds cold hard cash is effective in helping melt away the pounds.

    In a yearlong study, people offered a chance to win or lose $20 bucks a month if they met certain diet goals; lost an average of nine pounds, compared to just over two pounds for other study participants not given the same diet-for-dollars deal.

    Researchers¬†at the Mayo Clinic, which had obese employees involved in the study, say it’s important to keep incentives going to maintain healthy changes.

    More on the study this weekend at a medical conference in San Francisco.

    Lilian Woo, FOX News Radio.