Herbalife's Nutrition Advisory Board Adds Specialists from Portugal and Mexico
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) announced today the addition of internal medicine specialist Joaquim Caetano, M.D. of Portugal and obesity expert Rocio Medina, M.D. of Mexico, to its Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), reflecting 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).
Caetano is an internal medicine specialist with a focus on sports medicine. He has served as the technical director of the clinical pathology laboratory for Clinica Medicil since 2000. He also currently serves as head of the Health Technical Bureau of the Portuguese Army's Department of Health Services and holds the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel Doctor in the Portuguese army.
Caetano began teaching courses on internal medicine and infectious diseases in 1998. He earned his medical degree at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Lisboa da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Medical Sciences of the New University of Lisbon).
Medina is a professor of nutrition and obesity at University of Monterrey (U.D.E.M.). She also has been in private practice since 1994. She is co-founder of the Colegio de Medicos Cirujanos y Profesionales en Nutriologia Clinica y Obesidad, A.C. (Medical College of Surgeons and Professionals in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition) at Nuevo Leon, and vice-president of the college. Additionally, Medina is a member of the National Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), since 2004. Previously, she served as medical coordinator of the Ministry of the Preventive Police Force of Monterrey.
Medina received her medical degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), (Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon), Monterrey, Mexico, and her nutrition and obesity post-degree at the University of Monterrey.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) 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 64 countries through a network of 1.5 million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (http://www.herbalifefamilyfoundation.org) and its Casa Herbalife program to bring good nutrition to children. Please visit Herbalife Investor Relations (http://ir.herbalife.com) for additional financial information.
Source: Herbalife Ltd.
Released May 15, 2007 • 2:17pm EDT