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Researchers pay participants to gain weight


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  • Researchers paying for people to gain weight by eating fast foods

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are looking for volunteers to eat fast food from KFC, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Burger King - and get paid for it. But there's a catch: participants only get the money if they gain weight after all is said and done. And by gain weight, I mean they have to gain five percent of their own body weight over a course of three months.

While participants eat until their pores seep grease, they will actually be a part of a study that is looking to understand how obesity effects the body. The research will seek to understand the causes of obesity, the diseases associated with it, and how to prevent them in the future.