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  • Pay with cash to improve your health
  • Pay with cash to improve your health
    Bryan Rosengrant (2014) ©

Pay with cash to improve your health

The multi-million pound diet industry is booming. Desperate to shed those extra pounds, everyone wants to know the latest weight loss secret. Could simply sticking to cash payments make a difference? New studies reveal that if you pay on card you're more likely to indulge in unhealthy treats.



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