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Video Avatar Aids In Weight Loss

Jul 4, 2013

A study found that overweight women who watched a 15-minute DVD once a week that featured an avatar performing healthy weight-loss behaviors lost 3.5 pounds, on average, after four weeks. The results suggest that "virtual reality could be a promising new tool for building healthier habits," said researcher Melissa Napolitano. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, July 2013