Video B-Roll Satellite - Shape of the Nations survey reveals need to follow up and manage risk factors linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease

    Annual check-up should include waist circumference measurement and
    assessment of other cardiometabolic risk factors

    TORONTO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available at the listed
times and coordinates:

    Date:           Thursday October 4, 2007

    Times:          10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST
                    2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

    Coordinates:    Anik F2 C
                    Transponder 7B
                    Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
                    Downlink frequency 3980 vertical

    Story Summary:
    -   The Shape of the Nations 2007 global survey, involving more than
        11,000 participants in 28 countries, was designed to assess physician
        and public awareness, understanding and behaviours with respect to a
        cluster of modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors linked to
        type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
    -   The Canadian findings revealed the need for continuing patient
        education, and assessment and follow up of cardiometabolic risk
        factors by physicians and patients using a five-point healthy heart
        checklist as a guide.
    -   While only six per cent of physicians surveyed believe that their
        patients are well-educated on how to control cardiometabolic risk
        factors, the majority of at-risk patients (68%) feel they are
        adequately informed about controlling their risk factors.
    -   While physicians report measuring waist circumference in more than
        half (58%) of their patients, this does not appear to align with the
        relatively small number of Canadian patients who recall that their
        physician had spoken to them about the importance of waist
        circumference measurement or the dangers associated with abdominal
    -   For example, less than one third (30%) of the general population and
        less than half (43%) of at-risk patients surveyed could recall a
        conversation with their physician regarding the importance of
        measuring waist circumference, and only 15 per cent of the general
        population report ever having their waist measured.

    B-Roll Visuals Include:
    -   Overview of key findings from Shape of the Nations 2007 survey
    -   Overview of cardiometabolic risk factors
    -   Interview with Dr. Richard Tytus - family physician, Canadian Obesity
    -   Interview with Gudrun Hardes - hula hooping fitness instructor, Main
        Street Cardio in Toronto, Ontario
    -   Background footage including Dr. Richard Tytus in office setting and
        fitness instructor Gudrun Hardes leading hula hooping fitness class.

For further information:

For further information: Rachel Manna, MS&L, (416) 847-1320

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