NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. ("NXT Nutritionals"), a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy natural sweeteners, food and beverage products, announced today that Dr. James R. Gavin III has been named to the Company's Medical Advisory Board to provide his expertise on how NXT Nutritionals can help people with diabetes with its SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener.
Dr. Gavin currently serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc.
Dr. Gavin said, "The growing number of people with diabetes demands that we educate all Americans to reduce their consumption of added sugar. As a member of the NXT Nutritionals' Medical Advisory Board, I will work to help inform persons with diabetes about the benefits of SUSTA(TM) since routine consumption of refined sugar is an undesirable option for them."
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Gavin on our Medical Advisory Board to assist us in properly addressing the growing epidemic of diabetes in the U.S.," said Dr. Paul S. Auerbach. "Dr. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience to our efforts. We and the consumers we serve will benefit from his insights and expertise as we continue to educate about the health benefits that we hope to achieve with our all-natural sweetening system, SUSTA(TM)."
Dr Gavin belongs to numerous relevant organizations, including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He is a past President of the American Diabetes Association and was voted Clinician of the Year in Diabetes by the ADA in 1991.
Active in clinical research, Dr. Gavin has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles and abstracts for such publications as Science, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes, and the American Journal of Physiology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Daniel Hale Williams Award, the Banting Medal for Distinguished Service from the American Diabetes Association and Internist of the Year Award from the National Medical Association. He is also a recipient of the 2009 Living Legend in Diabetes Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Gavin graduated with a degree in chemistry from Livingstone College, a doctorate in biochemistry from Emory University and a medical degree from Duke University.
About NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Holyoke, MA, NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NXT Nutritionals, Inc., is a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy alternative sweeteners, food and beverage products. The common ingredient for all of the Company's products is its SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener, a minimal calorie, all-natural, nutritional sweetening system. SUSTA(TM) Natural Sweetener currently serves as an ingredient for the Company's nonfat all-natural Healthy Dairy(TM) yogurt smoothies and is marketed as a standalone product as well.
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