PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2003--Vital Living Inc. (OTCBB:VTLV), the Physician Nutraceutical Company(sm) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the city of Phoenix Fire Department to look at the effectiveness of its cholesterol lowering product, Essentum(TM).
According to Brad Edson, CEO of Vital Living, "This co-operative effort will further evaluate our cholesterol lowering product, Essentum. Our results at other locations have been excellent, and we want to continue to assess our positive results."
Dr. Jim Fleming, Medical Director of the Phoenix Fire Department said, "We are very pleased to be able to participate with Vital Living. The Phoenix Fire Dept is the leader in firefighter Health and Wellness. For over 14 years, we have had a Medical Center dedicated to firefighters' Health issues, yearly physicals and research. Nationwide, 46% of firefighter deaths on the fire ground are from Heart disease. Heart disease is the single most wide spread and debilitating disease affecting our firefighters.
About Vital Living
Vital Living develops and markets evidence-based nutraceuticals formulated by physicians for distribution through physicians. The Company is developing and testing nutraceuticals in collaboration with leading medical experts based on the best available scientific evidence.
Vital Living's nutraceuticals are designed to be incorporated by physicians into a standard physician/patient program, supported by a specially designed compliance regimen. The Company's initial area of focus is cardiovascular health, the leading health concern in America affecting 60 million consumers. Essentum(TM) is currently being endorsed and prescribed at the Arizona Heart Institute as part of a comprehensive cardiovascular health program, and are being marketed and distributed by the National Provider Network, one of the nations largest Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), which covers approximately 300,000 practicing Physicians and 30,000 hospital and health care facilities. Its cardiovascular health supplement products are also prescribed for patients in Canyon Ranch Health Resort's leading Wellness and Prevention programs in Tucson, AZ.
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