The Herbalife Nutrition Institute was founded in 2010 and is dedicated to promoting knowledge in the fields of nutrition, exercise, behavior, and public health. Its mission is to encourage and support research and education on the relationship between good health, balanced nutrition and a healthy active lifestyle. The aspiration of the Institute is to be a trusted source of balanced information based on excellent nutrition science and the latest research findings in human nutrition.

The Editorial Board of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute includes an esteemed group of key opinion leaders in nutrition recognized for their expertise in their respective fields globally. They meet annually to review the work of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and contribute opinion articles on contemporary issues in nutrition sciences to the website pages intended for health professionals.

The Institute also maintains summaries of nutrition and fitness, public trends, and current science selected from the thousands of articles published each month. These briefs are intended to put scientific findings into proper context using lay language for the public. As much of the information on the internet about nutrition is based on unreliable science, this site will strive to provide balanced views of current advances and controversies in nutrition.

The Institute sponsors a Satellite Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. In 2005, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition, established 1928); the American Society for Clinical Nutrition (established 1961);  and the Society for International Nutrition (established 1996) merged to form ASN., the largest nutrition science society in the world. Beginning in 2017, ASN initiated publication of Current Developments in Nutrition, a new open access, multidisciplinary nutrition science journal. This site will link directly to the journal providing health professionals with access to articles in areas of emerging research including food and nutrition policy, agricultural and food systems, nutrition education, and dietary assessment among others.

In addition, the Herbalife Nutrition Institute supports conferences, panels, and exhibits at numerous scientific societies annually. Societies interested in support for symposia or our sponsoring Editorial Board members as speakers or panelists at meetings are encouraged to contact the Herbalife Nutrition Institute for consideration of these requests. There is also a process for independent scientists to submit papers for publication on the site. For additional information on this process email



The editorial board is made up of leading experts around the world in the field of nutrition who review clinical studies and nutrition articles, and write papers based on their expertise.

The Chairman and Founder of Herbalife Nutrition Institute and its Editorial Board is Dr. David Heber. He is also the founding director of the UCLA* Center for Human Nutrition, and has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978. He has been repeatedly included in the list of “The Best Doctors in America” between 2001 and 2015. He was also included in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014”.

The Editorial Board is made up of the following key opinion leaders recognized internationally in various field of research and education related to Human Nutrition and Obesity.

Dr. Adam Drewnowski – University of Washington, School of Public Health; Seattle, WA.

Dr. Anoop Misra – Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology;  National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC); Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)

Dr. Bharat Aggarwal – Anti-Inflammation Research Institute, San Diego, CA.

Dr. David Katz – Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale Univeristy. New Haven, CT.

Dr. George Bray – Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Hans Biesalski – University of Hohenheim, Department of Nutrition; Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Harry Greene – Vanderbilt University (emeritus), Department of Pediatrics; Nashville, TN.

Dr. Herwig Ditschuneit – University of Ulm, Department of Internal Medicine; Ulm, Germany.

Dr. Ian Rowland – University of Reading, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Reading, United Kingdom.

Dr. Jimmy Bell – Imperial College London, Department of Investigative Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

Dr. John Foreyt – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Dr. William Evans – Duke University, Department of Medicine; Durham, NC.

* The University of California as a matter of policy does not endorse specific products or services. My credentials as a Professor Emeritus are for identification purposes only.