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Volunteers Gorging On KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut For The Sake Of Science

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You would assume that all research is for the good of the mankind but there are some studies that are actually harmful, not for you, but for the volunteers involved in them. This has come to light at the “Washington University School of Medicine”. Researchers of the University are asking people to eat high-calorie fast food and add weight to their bodies. This is for conducting a basic research on people who gain weight and then develop diabetes and hypertension.


Dr. Samuel Klein, who is leading the research, admitted that since he could not conduct this research by feeding lab animals, he had to get human beings to volunteer by eating 1,000-calories extra daily and put on weight for three months. The study had short-listed five fast food restaurants because that is what people gorge on in real life. The five restaurants are KFC, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Pizza Hut.


However, the volunteers will not be putting on weight just for nothing. They will receive an incentive worth $3,500. In lieu for the money, they will have to put on 5-6 percent of their body weight in the next three months. After the study is over, they can exercise to shed the weight. Well, that is some relief at least!



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Volunteers Gorging On KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut For The Sake Of Science