LOS ANGELES, Oct 04, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) , a global nutrition direct selling company, announced the addition of six doctors to its Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB).
The appointments of Drs. Julian Alvarez Garcia (Spain), Laszlo Halmy (Hungary), Patricio Kenny (Argentina), Nikolaos Sitaras (Greece), Pierre Zelissen (Netherlands) and Jean de la Tullaye (France) reflect the company's commitment to supporting its independent distributors more closely at both a regional and local level.
The NAB is made of leading experts around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who educate and train Herbalife independent distributors on the principles of nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle. The board is chaired by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Alicante-based Alvarez specializes in sports medicine and physical education. Over the past 20 years he has advised a number of professional and Olympic sports teams in triathlons, mountain biking, football and basketball. He currently manages sports medicine at the Mediterranean Clinic of Neurosciences.
Halmy is based in Budapest, Hungary where, in addition to his medical practice, he conducts scientific research into a number of different areas of human metabolism, including nutrition, obesity and hypertension. In 1995 he won the Hungarian Nutritional Society prize for his work on the short and long term effects of Herbalife meal replacements and multivitamin and mineral supplements, concluding that food supplementation plays a major role during a weight management program. He will assume the presidency of the 15th European Congress on Obesity in 2007.
In Argentina, Kenny is an adolescent and young adult gastroenterologist. He currently serves at the Buenos Aires British Hospital, as director of the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Digestive and Nutritional Diseases. He is a faculty member at the Argentine Catholic University, serving as associate professor of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.
Sitaras, based in Athens, Greece, is associate professor of the department of pharmacology at Athens Medical School. A practicing physician, author and lecturer with an interest in digestive disorders and nutrition, he has published extensively on the subject of nutrition and, since 2002, has focused on the effects of dietary supplements in healthy adults, 50 and older.
Zelissen, based in Utrecht, Holland, specializes in neuroendocrinology in obesity and has practiced in the department of endocrinology at Utrecht's University Medical Center for more than 20 years. He spent 15 years as medical advisor to the Dutch Society for Addison's and Cushing's Disease and is on the board of the Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity.
Tullaye is an associate professor at the University of Montpellier in France where he specializes in the teaching of nutrition, food and health. He is a member of various scientific committees associated with the Department of Agriculture and Food looking at subjects including food safety and quality and public research investment in nutrition.
Herbalife ( http://www.herbalife.com) is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutritional supplements and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 62 countries through a network of more than one million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation ( http://www.herbalifefamily.org) and its Casa Herbalife program to bring good nutrition to children. Visit Investor Relations ( http://ir.herbalife.com) for additional financial information.