HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global nutrition company, Herbalife welcomes Dr. Francis Gregory
Samonte, an expert in pediatric neurology, to become the first Filipino
appointed to its prestigious Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), effective
January 1, 2016.
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The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts
from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who inform,
educate and train Independent Herbalife Members on the principles of
nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle.
Samonte's appointment further strengthens the Herbalife Nutrition
Advisory Board members to 30. His addition also reflects further
expansion of nutrition and health experts from Asia Pacific in the
Nutrition Advisory Board who will play a central role in raising public
awareness and leading educational programs on balanced nutrition and
healthy active lifestyle in 15 countries across the region as part of
Herbalife's Asia Pacific Wellness Tour initiative.
Samonte is among the Philippines' premier experts in pediatric
neurology, and is currently based in Manila. He graduated from De La
Salle University College of Medicine in 1995, and has since studied at
institutes including John Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School,
USA. He was a recipient of the Chairman's Achievement Award, Department
of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Kentucky, and his affiliations
include the Philippines Medical Association.
In tandem with his distinguished career in medicine, Samonte is active
in supporting charities, notably through being a member of the Board of
Directors of Community Based Resources in Zambales.
Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
The board is chaired by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of
the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA)*, who was recently in Manila for Herbalife's fourth Asia
Pacific Wellness Tour, which included an obesity seminar given to
Filipino medical practitioners. Other members of the NAB include Dr. Lou
Ignarro, a Nobel** laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his
discovery of nitric oxide's health benefits; Dr. Gary Small, a
specialist in brain health and aging, who has received numerous awards
and honors, including the "Senior Investigator Award" from the American
Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
* The University of California, as a matter of policy, does not endorse
specific products or services. Dr. Heber's credentials as a professor
are for identification purposes only.
**The Nobel Foundation has no affiliation with Herbalife and does not
review, approve or endorse Herbalife® products.
Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to
support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90
countries to and through a network of Independent Herbalife Members. The
company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife
program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website
contains financial and other information about the company at www.herbalife.com.
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Herbalife Asia Pacific
Vice President, Corporate
Barbs A. Soliven, 632-555-2828
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