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Incentives Can Help Teens Lose Weight

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, December 20, 2010
Work by LDI CHI researchers Kevin Volpp and others was cited in a news article regarding a study led by a group of researchers at Temple University that found that among teens enrolled in a weight-loss program administered by medical students, 52.6 percent who received financial incentives were able to meet a 16-pound weight loss goal while only 10.5 percent of teens in the group that did not receive incentives were able to lose the 16 pounds

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