LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has expanded its Medical Advisory Board (MAB) with the addition of Ralph Rogers, M.D., Ph.D., a specialist in sports, musculoskeletal medicine and exercise physiology, based in Birmingham, UK, where he is also a Research Fellow of Wolverhampton University.
Herbalife's Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards are chaired by David Heber, M.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The SAB guides product research and development, focusing on the quality and benefits of products. The MAB members educate distributors on product usage and give health-news updates through multiple company channels and live training events around the world. The MAB also provides an educational resource for doctors and healthcare professionals.
Rogers is a private practitioner specializing in sports medicine, rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, human performance, corporate wellness and occupational medicine. He has lectured and tutored for the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and is a former chairman of BASEM (West Midlands), and consults with various companies dealing in sports medicine and human performance in both the U.S. and Europe.
Additionally, Rogers is currently medical advisor to the Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Football Team, club doctor for the Walsall Football Club, West Midlands England and sports physician for the Warwickshire County Cricket Club in Birmingham, UK.
He has been awarded numerous fellowships and has published extensively in his areas of expertise. He earned a Diploma in Sports Medicine from The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK; PH.D., in exercise physiology from University of Maryland, U.S.; M.D. in medicine, surgery and obstetrics and bachelor of science degree, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
Other members of Herbalife's MAB include Mario Rosenberg, M.D., U.S.; Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H., U.S.; Marion Flechtner-Mors, Ph.D., Germany; Nataniel Viuniski, M.D., Brazil; Ryuzaburo Tanino, M.D., Japan; Yoshio Yoshimoto, M.D., Japan; Ali Kocailik, M.D., Turkey; Alla Pogozheva, M.D., Russia; and Belong Cho, M.D., Korea.
Herbalife 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 and its Casa Herbalife program to bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife investor relations can be found at http://ir.herbalife.com/.