Video B-Roll via Satellite - "Is Your City AO-K?" Report Cards Grade Major Canadian Cities



    - Canadians surveyed in six cities still have much to learn about the
    health risks associated with abdominal obesity -

    HAMILTON, ON, June 11 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available at the
listed times and coordinates:

    
    Date:           Tuesday, June 12, 2007
    Time:           10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST
                    2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
    Coordinates:    Anik F2 C
                    Transponder 3B
                    Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
                    Downlink frequency 3820 vertical

    Story Summary:
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    -   "Is Your City AO-K?" Report Cards were issued today by the Canadian
        Obesity Network in six cities across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton,
        Calgary, Hamilton, Ottawa and Montréal.
    -   Approximately 800 residents were polled in each city to assess their
        awareness, attitudes and behaviours in relation to weight issues and
        abdominal obesity.
    -   Among the findings:
        -   Residents in the six cities barely made the grade when it came to
            making the link between abdominal obesity and the increased risk
            for heart disease and diabetes
        -   While residents in the six cities recognize the health risks
            associated with being overweight, few recognize that they
            themselves are at personal risk of developing heart disease and
            diabetes
        -   Few overweight respondents have spoken to their physician about
            their weight

    B-Roll Visuals Include:
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    -   Overview and highlights of the "Is Your City AO-K?" Report Cards
    -   Interview in English with Dr. Arya Sharma - Scientific Director,
        Canadian Obesity Network, and Canada Research Chair for
        Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management, McMaster University,
        Hamilton, Ontario
    -   Interview in English and French with Dr. Rafik Habib - Directeur,
        Centre Cardio-vasculaire de Laval, Laval, Québec
    -   Background footage of abdominally obese population

    Notes to Editors: The following physicians are available for interviews:
Dr. Ali Zentner (Vancouver), Dr. Rick Ward (Calgary), Dr. Bob Dent (Ottawa),
Dr. Rafik Habib (Montreal) and Drs. Arya Sharma and Richard Tytus (Hamilton).

    For further information, please contact:
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    Rosalind O'Connell                         Gabrielle Collu
    Manning Selvage & Lee                      Manning Selvage & Lee
    (416) 847-1321                             (514) 844-7338
    

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