New research shows financial bribes work when it comes to losing weight

Subject of study earned $400

Bribes work -- when it comes to losing weight, new research shows.

Researchers are reporting success with using cash to help people drop pounds.

Dieters could win or lose $20 a month if they met certain goals.

The diet study involved 100 obese employees at the Mayo Clinic.

One of them picked up nearly $400 by losing 40 pounds during the experiment. She put the money toward a family vacation.

Earning dough for dropping doughnuts is being discussed this weekend at a medical conference in San Francisco.

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