LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), announced today that leading Czech gastroenterologist, Dr. Pavel Kohout, has been appointed to its Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB). Dr. Kohout brings more than 23 years of experience in clinical nutrition and metabolism to Herbalife, and will support the company’s activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“Dr. Kohout is a recognized and respected expert in nutrition, and we are pleased to welcome him to our board,” said Dr. David Heber, chairman, Nutrition Advisory Board. “Obesity rates continue to rise around the world, and as a result, Herbalife has an increasingly important responsibility to help promote nutrition education and training. We look forward to working with Dr. Kohout to 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 around the world.”
“I am thrilled to join a company so focused on providing access to good nutrition for communities around the globe,” said Dr. Kohout. “I look forward to partnering closely with Herbalife members to ensure they have the information they need to help their customers lead healthy and active lives.”
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 David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Founding Director, Center for Human Nutrition, UCLA*.
About Dr. Pavel Kohout, PhD.
Dr. Pavel Kohout, PhD., is based in Prague, where he is the director of the Head of Center of Nutrition Thomayer´s Hospital Prague. He specializes in clinical nutrition and metabolism, with an emphasis on gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease and impact on gut microbiome. As an expert nutritionist he focuses on curing malnutrition, including home artificial nutrition, and on applications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. He is also active as a university lecturer at Charles University (Faculty of Medicine); Czech University of Agriculture; VSCHT; and University of South Bohemia. He also serves on the board of the Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care and is part of the Czech Gastroenterological Society.
* 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.
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