Nordic Naturals Appoints New Medical Advisor

Watsonville, California (October 18, 2005) Nordic Naturals announces the appointment of Joseph Maroon, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon, as their new Medical Advisor. Awarded one of “America’s Best Neurosurgeons” for eight consecutive years in America’s Best Doctors, Dr. Maroon currently practices at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has achieved international recognition for his advances in neurosurgery with over 250 scientific papers, 4 books, 45 book chapters and many national presentations. In addition, he sits on the editorial board of 2 medical journals. Dr. Maroon has received numerous awards including “The Wakeman Award” from Duke University Medical Center for research in the neurosciences. According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, “All of us at Nordic Naturals are quite pleased to be working with Dr. Maroon. He brings a level of expertise and quality to our advisory board that is unsurpassed.” Dr. Maroon notes, “I have always been impressed with Nordic Naturals quality – from the purity and freshness of their products to their level of professionalism in the fatty acid market. The level of efficacy was there that I required in my practice which is why I chose to use this brand for my study on spine pain and Omega 3 fatty acids.”

In April of this year, Dr. Maroon presented his study entitled “Results of Omega-3 for Spine Pain” at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Adult patients with non-surgical neck or back pain under physician’s care were asked to supplement with two capsules of EPA™, a concentrated fish oil supplement from Nordic Naturals. After supplementing for an average of 75 days, 60% of the respondents reported reduction in both overall pain and joint pain and 59% discontinued taking prescription pain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).

Dr. Maroon will be contributing to Nordic Naturals in many ways. He will act as medical advisor, spokesperson for the press as well as making public appearances on their behalf. Dr. Maroon is available to professionals to answer questions on essential fatty acids and fish oils.

Founded by husband-and-wife team Joar and Michele Opheim, Nordic Naturals is the leader in Omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness and purity levels. The company offers over 50 different fish oil products and EFA blends, including liquids, capsules, and children's chewables. For more information, please visit or call 800.662.2544.


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