News Releases

REF NO.: 63

SUBJECT: Public invited to discuss the causes and cures of obesity
DATE: Dec. 2, 2008

The public is invited to attend a discussion entitled The Skinny on Obesity: How did we get here and where do we go? Topics include:
·         Is obesity genetic?
·         Does it start with how we’re fed as infants?
·         Can we reduce the risk of our children being obese early in life?
·         Why does Newfoundland have a higher rate of obesity than any other province Canada?
·         Is it our environment?
The Café Scientifique takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Murray Premises Hotel, 2nd floor, Water St., St. John’s. Parking available in the hotel parking lot and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

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