| GEO Health|
| Facebook to be used for fat-busting exercise|
| Updated at: 0825 PST, Wednesday, July 21, 2010|
SYDNEY: Social networking sites like Facebook might soon be able to help people lose weight.
In Australia, the government's premier science body, the CSIRO, which has already released a book on diet, has been looking for volunteers to assist in a pilot dieting program.
The program will allow participants to communicate with each other online as they complete the 12-week diet.
Researchers will consider whether the peer support provided by Facebook can help get people motivated to lose weight and improve their health.
Volunteers have to be over 18 and be considered overweight.