The Canadian Obesity Network

The Canadian Obesity Network

May 09, 2011 10:00 ET

Media Advisory-Canadian Obesity Network-Fork vs. Feet: Experts to Debate the Role of Diet Versus Exercise in Weight Management

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) -

1)Editors/journalists covering the health beat on: weight loss, childhood and adult obesity, conditions related to obesity (diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, depression, etc.), prevention, treatment, etc.
2)Health professionals, researchers, educators, policy makers and individuals with an interest in weight management and health
WHAT:Fork vs. Feet Which is more crucial to obesity treatment and prevention? Presented by the Canadian Obesity Network Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) Student and New Professional Initiative
WHEN:12:00 pm 1:30 pm EDT Thursday, May 12th, 2011
WHERE:University of Ottawa Faculty of Health Sciences Complex, Roger Guindon Hall, Room 2005, 451 Smyth Road

Which is more important for weight loss and weight maintenance: diet or exercise? It's a contentious issue in the media, among professionals and researchers working in obesity and, most of all, among Canadians seeking guidance on weight and health. Join the Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) Student and New Professional Initiative as they host two of Canada's top experts and speakers on weight management for a 90-minute intellectual throw-down guaranteed to enlighten and entertain:

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is Director of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, Family Medicine Chair of the Canadian Obesity Network, an outspoken obesity advocate and a popular blogger.

Dr. Bob Ross is one of Canada's best-known obesity researchers, having published seminal studies on the relationship between exercise, body weight, and body fat distribution. He is director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Queen's University, where he is also a full professor.

The event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.

Audio from the event will also be streamed live via Talk Shoe at (use keyword "obesity"). The live-stream will begin at 11:55 am on May 12th.

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