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Incentives Motivate Weight Loss

New research conducted by a team of researchers from LDI CHIBE is featured in stories that aired on more than 130 CBS, ABC, NCB and Fox News affiliates across the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit and Las Vegas as well as on Good Morning America. The team, led by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and George Loewenstein, PhD, published findings in the December 10, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that financial incentives are helpful in motivating people to lose weight. For a summary of the research, see the Carnegie Mellon University homepage.