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virtual-reality-eating-disorders-150.jpgResearchers in Milan have determined that virtual reality may be a useful treatment for eating disorders after a study showed that women have the same stress reactions to virtual meals as they do to real ones. The researchers hope to use virtual restaurants to help anorexics and bulimics control their emotional reactions to food. Also: throwing up in virtual restaurant bathrooms not as satisfying as the real thing, but at least virtual food has no calories. [Telegraph]

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