Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) welcomed Felipe Melgar, M.D., an expert in geriatric medicine in Bolivia, to its Nutrition Advisory Board.
The Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who educate and train Herbalife independent distributors and, in China, sales employees, 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). Born in Brazil and now practicing in Bolivia, Melgar has been providing home and hospice care for the elderly since 1999. He also serves in a similar capacity at Angel Foianini Medical Center since July 2008. His earlier experience includes being a teaching physician of internal medicine at University of Santo Amaro in San Pablo, and various positions as a geriatric physician including medical chief at SPAPS Comprehensive Care of the Elderly.
Melgar has lectured extensively on a variety of issues concerning aging and health issues facing the elderly. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Internal Medicine of the Cruceña Society.
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