Nightly News   |  March 07, 2013

Getting paid to drop pounds works, study says

A new study that followed 100 obese adults ages 18 to 63 found those participants who were given financial incentives to lose weight dropped more pounds on average than those who didn’t get paid to lose weight. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> two items regarding weight making news tonight. a new study shows paying people is an incentive to work off a few pounds. a chance to win or lose 20 bucks a month was enough to convince some dieters in a year-long study to drop an average of nine pounds. we also learned today, more than 20% of adults in this country are obese in every single state of the union except one, colorado. west virginia had the worst single obesity rate.