Its estimated that one in four children in Newfoundland and Labrador are obese or overweight conditions associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and increased incidence of asthma and Type 2 diabetes. Whats the root of this epidemic? Can childhood obesity be prevented? And how do we help children and families who are dealing with obesity?
On Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2-4 p.m., join Memorial University researchers, Drs. Guang Sun, Laurie Twells and Antony Card, for a Café Scientifique event that will delve into these issues in an informal and interactive discussion.
Café Scientifique is not a lecture, its a place for the community and researchers to come together to share the latest research and discuss community issues in a relaxed group discussion.
The café is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
The event will take place at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagles Place, St. Johns. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so please reserve your place by calling 864-4073 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.