June 12, 2007
USANA Health Sciences Expands Research Partnership With Renowned Linus Pauling Institute
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), announced today that it is expanding its existing partnership with the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI), in an effort to better determine the function and role of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (micronutrients) in promoting optimal health and preventing disease. USANA will contribute $500,000 per year to the institute over the course of 10 years.
For more than a decade, LPI, one of the nation's first Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has been committed to the research of heart disease, cancer, aging, and neurodegenerative diseases. Along with its research on micronutrition, LPI's mission includes:
Determining the role of oxidative and nitrative stress and antioxidants in human health and disease
Helping people everywhere achieve a healthy and productive life, full of vitality, with minimal suffering, and free of cancer and other debilitating diseases
"The partnership between LPI and USANA will significantly enhance the institute's research mission, enabling our scientists to better understand the role antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other nutrients play in human health," said Balz Frei, director of the Linus Pauling Institute. "We are very excited about this opportunity."
USANA's research team will collaborate with LPI on cutting-edge nutritional and clinical research. This collaboration and contribution will help advance the science of human nutrition and health, provide USANA with valuable information to be used to formulate and upgrade its nutritional products and help USANA to better advise its customers on how to use USANA products. USANA's support and the contributions of its scientists may also be credited in leading scientific and medical journals.
"The Linus Pauling Institute is clearly at the forefront of research in the arenas of nutrition and health," said USANA's Executive Vice President of Research & Development Tim Wood. "USANA is proud to be supporting their efforts and we look forward to working with LPI in advancing the science of nutrition in both laboratory and clinical settings."
USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care, and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.