Leading experts converge at cross-Canada nutrition symposium:



    Examining the latest findings on the Metabolic Syndrome

    TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Leading academics and researchers will reveal
their latest findings to health professionals next week at a series of
symposia titled "Examining the latest findings on the Metabolic Syndrome". The
symposia will be held in four cities across Canada (Edmonton, Toronto,
Montreal and Moncton) and will explore in detail:

    
    1. Reducing carbohydrate intake improves LDL cholesterol levels and
       heart disease risk
    2. Blood Pressure and the Metabolic Syndrome
    3. Abdominal Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome
    4. Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome
    

    The Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of symptoms including hypertension,
insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity that affects 25 per
cent of Canadian adults, while almost three-quarters have at least one risk
factor. Individuals with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of
developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. While each
component carries a certain degree of risk, that risk escalates exponentially
when it occurs in combination.

    Key note speaker Dr. Ronald Krauss will present his latest findings that
    indicate cholesterol levels can be improved by cutting back on
    carbohydrates, independently of reducing intake of saturated fat.

    Dr. Krauss has kindly consented to be available for media interviews.

    
    DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS OF SYMPOSIA

    Edmonton                              Toronto

    Monday, October 15, 2007              Tuesday, October 16, 2007
    8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.               8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    The Royal Glenora Club                Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel
    11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton     37 King Street East, Toronto

    Montreal                              Moncton

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007           Thursday, October 18, 2007
    8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.               12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m
    Centre Mont-Royal                     Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace Hotel
    2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal       499 Paul Street, Dieppe
    

    Dairy Farmers of Canada

    Following Canada's Food Guide, particularly by not under consuming
certain food groups such as milk and milk products, is a practical and
effective way to improve metabolic risk factors. This is why Dairy Farmers of
Canada has chosen to address the metabolic syndrome as part of their series of
annual scientific symposia this year. The information provided by our panel of
experts will better equip health professionals across Canada to reverse this
trend and promote healthy eating and lifestyle improvements with their
clients. The team of dietitians at DFC promotes the wholesome goodness of milk
products as part of a healthy eating pattern and encourages good nutrition for
all Canadians.

    For detailed agendas for each event or more information, please visit
    www.dairynutrition.ca





For further information:

For further information: Laurie Weir, TRILLIUM Corporate Communications
Inc., (416) 322-3030 ext. 239, Cell: (416) 277-2453, laurie@trilliumpr.com

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