Herbalife appoints leading Hong Kong academic to its nutritional board

By Gary Scattergood contact

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Dr Zhen-Yu Chen brings 27 years of nutrition experience.
Dr Zhen-Yu Chen brings 27 years of nutrition experience.

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Herbalife has appointed Hong Kong academic Dr Zhen-Yu Chen to its Nutrition Advisory Board as it seeks to ramp up its regional advocacy efforts.

Dr Chen has over 27 years of experience in food and nutritional science, and is currently the chair professor of the Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme and Head of the Graduate Division of School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

After completing his PhD in food science and nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in USA, Dr Chen lectured on food and nutritional sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and contributed to over 200 journal papers related to food and nutritional science.

He has also served as deputy chairman of the Expert Committee on Food Safety at the Food and Health Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government, council member of the China Nutrition Society and associate editor for the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Dr Chen has also spoken at numerous national and international nutrition conferences, with particular focus on food chemistry and nutrition topics related to cholesterol-lowering functional foods, natural antioxidants, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as lipid oxidation in foods.

APAC advocacy

Dr John Agwunobi, chief health and nutrition officer at Herbalife, said: “As a highly-regarded expert in the field of food and nutrition sciences, Dr. Chen is a valuable asset to the team as we look to ramp up our health and nutrition advocacy efforts all across Asia Pacific.

“We are very excited to have him on board, and look forward to having him work alongside our board members to collectively inspire positive nutrition and healthy active living habits in the region.”

With the addition of Dr Chen, the board now has 26 members, comprising of nutrition and health professionals from around the globe, with six of the members coming from Asia Pacific.

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