The premise of the project involves watching an avatar shop for healthy food; a virtual world that's the brainchild of Melissa Napolitano, an associate professor at George Washington University.
Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become so slender that their thighs don't touch.
A 115-pound woman from Las Vegas chowed down 178 wings in 12 minutes at the U.S. Professional Wing Eating Championship in Buffalo on Sunday.
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