/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - In the search of the missing link between obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease - International research chair launched in Quebec/



    QUEBEC, Sept. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to a press conference
announcing the launch of an international research project to address a
growing public health concern: the link between obesity, diabetes and
cardiovascular disease. Nearly one-fourth of adult Canadians are obese. At
least 80% of individuals with type 2 diabetes will develop obesity and
cardiovascular disease during their lifetime.
    The press conference will take place on Thursday, September 4 at
10:30 a.m. at Université Laval.

    
    KEY INFORMATION
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    WHAT:     The launch of a research chair investigating the links between
              obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    WHO:      - Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services
              - Denis Brière, Rector, Université Laval
              - Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health
                Research
              - Paul Lévesque, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer
                Canada
              - Dr. André Marette, Holder of the research chair

    WHEN:     Thursday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    Université Laval
              Gene-H. Kruger Building, Rooms 2320-2330
              2425 rue de la Terrasse, Quebec City
              Parking 105 and 108 available
    




For further information:

For further information: Mylène Champoux, avocate, Conseillère en
communication, Université Laval, (418) 656-2131 poste 5754


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