David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman, Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards
David Heber, M.D. serves as chairman of Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board made up of leading health and nutrition experts, and the company’s Scientific Advisory Board comprised of world—renowned scientists whose work furthers the field of nutrition science. The boards support the company’s internal product development team by providing expertise on obesity and human nutrition and educating and training Herbalife independent distributors on the principles of nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle.
Heber’s main research interests are obesity treatment and nutrition for cancer prevention and treatment. He is the director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles*. Heber has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978, and is currently professor of medicine and public health and the founding chief of the division of clinical nutrition in the department of medicine.
He directs the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded clinical research unit and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nutrition and obesity grants at UCLA. For five years, he also directed the NIH-funded UCLA Center for dietary supplement research in botanicals.
Heber is included in “The Best Doctors in America” and “Who’s Who in America.” In addition to writing over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and two professional texts, he has also written four books for the public: “Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart,” “The Resolution Diet,” “What Color is Your Diet?” and “The L. A. Shape Diet.”
Heber holds a B.S. in chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, UCLA, 1969; M.D. from Harvard Medical School, 1973; and Ph.D. in Physiology, University of California, 1978. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in clinical nutrition by the American Board of Nutrition.
* 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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