Video B-Roll Satellite - New Canadian Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity Target Waist Circumference as a new "Vital Sign"



    
    - First-ever guidelines published tomorrow in the Canadian Medical
          Association Journal to address growing obesity epidemic -

    CALGARY, April 9 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available at the listed
times and coordinates:

    Date:         Monday, April 9, 2007
    Time:         2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
    Coordinates:  Anik F2 C, Transponder 3B
                  Audio subcarrier 5.41 and 6.17
                  Downlink frequency 3820 vertical
                  Mijo/Tor TX 1

    Story Summary:
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    -   The number of Canadians who are overweight or obese has gone up
        sharply in the past three decades. It is now estimated that 59% of
        Canadians are overweight and 23% are obese. Furthermore, nearly 50%
        of Canadians are abdominally obese.
    -   Tomorrow, the first-ever Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the
        Management and Prevention of Obesity will be published in the
        Canadian Medical Association Journal to provide evidence-based
        recommendations for the management of obesity and establish an agenda
        for future obesity research. The guidelines will also serve to
        identify gaps in knowledge and assist in public health policy
        development.

    B-Roll Visuals Include:
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    -   Highlights from the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the
        Management and Prevention of Obesity (CPG)
    -   Interview in English with Dr. David Lau - Program Chair, CPGs, and
        President of Obesity Canada
    -   Interview in English and French with Dr. Denis Drouin - Clinical
        Professor of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University,
        Quebec City
    -   Instructions on how to correctly measure waist circumference
    -   Background footage of Canadians having their waist circumference
        measured
    





For further information:

For further information: Marissa Smith, Manning Selvage & Lee, (416)
847-1329; Gabrielle Collu, Manning Selvage & Lee, (514) 844-7338

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