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Italian town puts price on pounds

August 14, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Overweight residents of the town of Varallo in northwestern Italy will be paid to lose weight, the mayor said.

Men will receive $70 for losing nine pounds in a month, Mayor Gianluca Buonanno said. Women will get the same amount for shedding seven pounds.

If they can keep the weight off for five months, they will get an additional $280, he said.

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