Herbalife strengthens nutrition advisory board


Global nutrition company, Herbalife announced that leading nutrition and health experts, Ismet Tamer, MD and Wang Jae Lee, Ph.D, have been appointed to its Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB). Dr Tamer and Dr Lee bring more than 20 years of experience in medicine, academia, and research in the area of nutrition to Herbalife and its NAB.

Dr David Heber, chairman, Nutrition Advisory Board said, “At a time when obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise in the US and around the world, we in the private sector have an increasingly important responsibility to help promote health education and training. We look forward to working with Dr Tamer and Dr Lee to further advance our objective of providing independent Herbalife Members with the tools and knowledge to positively impact the health and lives of their friends, families and communities.”

The Herbalife NAB is comprised of leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who inform, educate and train Herbalife members and customers on the principles of good nutrition, physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle. The NAB is chaired by Dr David Heber, chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Founding Director, Center for Human Nutrition, UCLA (The University of California ).

Dr Ismet Tamer, a leading health professional, has served in a variety of roles in medicine, including as Associate Professor at the Istanbul Training Research Hospital. He is a founder and trustee of the Turkish Family Practice, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of primary healthcare in Turkey. He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the Turkish Society of Cardiology, founding member and secretary general of the Academic Respiratory Society, a member of the World Organization of Family Doctors and co-founder of the Family Practice Research and Training Foundation. In addition to serving on many medical boards throughout the country and Europe, Dr Tamer is the author and contributor to national and international publications and research on Family Practice, Preventive Medicine, Endocrinology and Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School and his Family Practice Specialty from Istanbul Kartal Training Research Hospital.

Dr Wang Jae Lee, a credentialed physician and academic, has worked across a range of international medical positions. Since 2003, he has been a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He is a member of the Korean Society of Anatomists, the Electron Microscopy Society of Korea, the Korean Society of Immunologists and the American Association of Immunologists. Dr Lee has held positions at the Gyeong Sang University College of Medicine, and the Seoul National University College of Medicine. He was formerly a research fellow at The Chicago Medical School, the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Seoul National University, the associate dean for Research Affairs and the chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He has been recognized for his leadership in his field, receiving awards including International Health Professional of the Year 2005, Greatest Lives 21 and Top 100 Health Professionals Pinnacle of Achievement Award. He earned his medical degrees from Seoul National University College of Medicine and the Seoul National University Graduate School.

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