Nationally renowned medical professionals, company to collaborate on wellness and nutrition, consumer information
PITTSBURGH (August 2007) - GNC has chosen a team of credentialed medical and nutrition professionals to advise the company and its customers in the areas of health, wellness and nutrition. The new GNC Medical Advisory Board will bring a wide range of expertise, insight and experience to GNC, providing valuable information and professional opinions about emerging research and clinical trials that can be developed into cutting-edge products for consumers.
The GNC Medical Advisory Board members include:
Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., F.A.C.S.
World-renowned neurosurgeon, author and triathlete
Dr. Daniel Edmundowicz, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.C.
Leading expert in preventive cardiology and cholesterol management
Felicia Stoler, M.S., R.D.
Nutrition expert, exercise physiologist and host of TLC’s “Honey We’re Killing the Kids”
Frank J. Costa, M.D.
Internationally acclaimed urological surgeon and men’s health lecturer
Dr. Anita Courcoulas, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
World-class bariatric surgeon and outcomes research expert
"We're pleased to welcome each of these medical professionals to the GNC team," said Joe Fortunato, President and CEO, General Nutrition Centers, Inc. "They will enable us to continue to advance our leadership position in the specialty supplement industry.
"As part of our dedication to our customers, we're proud to offer trusted health and wellness information, scientific insight and sound professional advice, so that more people may lead healthier lives."
To celebrate these new relationships, GNC will welcome the Medical Advisory Board members to the company headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and its manufacturing facility in Greenville, SC, August 1 - 2, 2007, to learn more about the Company's dedication to the highest possible manufacturing standards, including quality checks, truth in labeling and rigorous purity- and potency-testing.
Watch for information from the Medical Advisory Board members to appear on the GNC Web site, as well as in catalogs, in-store printed materials and other highly visible places.
GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC has more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the United States (including more than 1,000 franchise and 1,250 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 48 international markets. The company - which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well - also offers products and product information online at www.gnc.com.