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American Council on Exercise (ACE) Endorses Appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General of the United States
Date:1/27/2009

Fitness Industry Leader Champions Gupta's Commitment to Enriching Quality of Life Through Exercise and Physical Activity

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced its support of the appointment of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, to the role of Surgeon General of the United States because of his passion for inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lives. As part of ACE's support, the organization has sent a letter to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the honorable Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chair.

Dr. Gupta's dual role as a practicing neurosurgeon and journalist reflects his extensive knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry, as well as his ability to speak candidly about the key health issues that affect Americans. Furthermore, because of Dr. Gupta's success at initiating programs like "New You Resolution" and "Fit Nation," which address the challenges Americans face in the battle against obesity, ACE believes that Dr. Gupta, in his role as Surgeon General, can help America make healthy living an integral part of our society.

"Obesity, specifically childhood obesity, is a major crisis for the American people in the 21st century. Dr. Gupta's passion and vision will help bring some of our society's most serious ills to light in Washington, D.C.," says ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D. "Like Dr. Gupta, ACE advo
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