ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Do you like to eat fast food?
I mean really like to eat A LOT of fast food?
Well then researchers at a local university have a whopper of a deal for you!
Dr. Sam Klein with Washington University is ready to shell out $3,500 to applicants who are willing to eat ONLY fast food…for three months.
Call it the “Super Size Me” study.
“By choosing fast foods we can regulate that food intake much better than telling people to try and decide on their own, eating food at home, which requires a lot of judgement,” says Dr. Klein.
All study participants will have to do is show up, open mouth, pound down burgers and fries, repeat (ad nauseum?).
It’s a prospect that draws different reactions when people hear about the study.
“Well shoot, thirty-five hundred dollars you can take your money and just lose the weight again,” said one woman when told about the pending study.
“I would be deathly afraid that if I would gain it, it may not come off,” said another.
The goal is to find out why some overweight people develop diabetes and other cardio-vascular problems while others do not.
Of course, there’s a catch.
Study participants must be at least 30 lbs. overweight to begin with and then gain another 5% of their weight.
They will be ushered into a weight loss program once all the results are in.