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Webcast Alert: Expert Group Urges Businesses to Get Real About Weight Loss

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ --

Live on the Internet: Thursday, October 11, 2007, 9 AM-4:00 PM

-- Unveiling of new survey data on overweight employees' perspective on

employer-sponsored wellness programs that will work

-- New York Business Group on Health showcases plans for new economic

model to address overweight and obesity in the workplace

-- Lead experts on obesity as well as employers, e.g. Mayo Clinic,

Hannaford Brothers, present wellness case studies

-- Keynote speaker 16th US Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, to discuss

role of employers as identified in his Surgeon General's report

Webcast link:

The Reality Coalition, a group of esteemed experts on obesity, nutrition, diabetes and healthcare policy, will host this one-day event focusing on the role of employers in encouraging healthy lifestyle and realistic weight management.

US employers and insurers are increasingly aware of the significant economic burden resulting from obese employees, including direct medical costs, increased health insurance premiums, and indirect business costs.

This symposium will bring together lawmakers, healthcare industry professionals, business leaders and media to discuss topics including the impact of obesity on businesses and the rise in health care spending for obesity, and most importantly, solutions to tackling this growing problem in the workplace.

Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast:

The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from and at least a 56Kbps connection to the Internet.

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