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Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: weight loss, George Washington University, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, Paula Wolfson, dieting, avatar