Media Advisory - February is Heart Month - Medcan Launches Unique Omega Score Program

              (an innovative and one of a kind program to help
            Canadians manage their risk of coronary heart disease)

            Renowned Nutritionist Leslie Beck to Lead the Program

    TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Leslie Beck, RD, Medcan's Director of Nutrition
will launch an Omega Score Program that utilizes the Omega Spot(TM)Dry Blood
Spot kit and the Omega Score(TM) test, the first of its kind available in the
world. Medcan is the ONLY medical clinic in Canada to have a comprehensive
omega-3 fatty acid education and treatment program. Medcan's new Omega Score
Program will enable Canadians to know and manage - through targeted nutrition
advice - their omega-3 fatty acid blood level, which can have a direct impact
on heart disease risk. Beck will be joined by Dr. Bruce J. Holub, Professor
Emeritus from the University of Guelph, who will discuss the relationship
between blood, omega-3 fatty acid levels and the risk of coronary heart
disease and heart attack.
    Canada's leading nutritionist and best selling author, Leslie Beck, RD
will also be celebrating the release of her new book, "Heart Healthy Foods for
Life: Preventing Heart Disease Through Diet and Nutrition" (Penguin Canada

    WHEN:     Thursday February 19TH, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    WHERE:    Four Seasons Hotel
              21 Avenue Road
              Toronto, ON

    The media are invited to attend.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Sonya Singh, The Medcan Clinic,
Manager, Public Relations and Communications, (647) 293-5539,

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