Turning Virtual Reality into Real Weight Loss

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By Molly Clifton

Virtual reality may help real-life weight loss.

A Temple University study had overweight women create a computer model that looked like themselves.

The women watched videos of their models walking on a treadmill or selecting the right portion sizes.

After four weeks, the women lost three and a half pounds.

Researchers believe if a person can visualize themselves in healthy activities they might learn those behaviors.

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