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What would happen if someone paid you to lose weight?
Washington Post

Promising workers lower health insurance premiums for losing weight did nothing to help them take off the pounds, a recent study found. At the end of a year, obese workers had lost less than 1.5 pounds, on average, a change that was statistically no different than the minute average gain of a tenth of a pound for workers who weren’t offered a financial incentive to lose weight. “Our study highlights some of the weaknesses” of workplace wellness programs, said Mitesh Patel, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the lead author of the new research.