Nutrilite Health Institute appoints Dr. Vasily Isakov to Scientific Advisory Board

Russian gastroenterologist brings expertise in nutrition to esteemed group of scientists

Oct 18, 2013, 10:07 ET from Amway

BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nutrilite Health Institute of Amway has appointed Dr. Vasily Isakov of the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board. 

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The Nutrilite Health Institute Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of eight leading scientists in the fields of nutrition, health and genetics from around the world. As a board member, Dr. Isakov will join his board colleagues in guiding the future of NUTRILITE, the world's #1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements  brand*, lending knowledge and expertise into the brand's research and development.

Dr. Isakov is the chief of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Institute of Nutrition of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow. His research work is concentrated on nutrition in pathogenesis and treatment of GI (Gastro Intestinal) and liver diseases and he has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters and monographs.

"Dr. Isakov's expertise in gastroenterology and nutrition will broaden and strengthen the board," said Dr. Sam Rehnborg, president of the Nutrilite Health Institute. "His expertise and insights will help Nutrilite to continue to be a pioneer in nutrition and optimal health."

Currently, Dr. Isakov serves as the editor-in-chief of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Russian edition), the vice president of the Russian Scientific Society of Gastroenterologists and an editorial board member of the Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology, Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology, Voprosy Pitaniya. He also is a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).  

Dr. Isakov was awarded the Abrikosov Prize of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Nikolai Pirogov Prize of Russian State Medical University and Prize of Moscow government in medical research.

NUTRILITE™ is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand* offered exclusively from Amway. The NUTRILITE brand is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms.* Farms are located in California, Washington, Mexico and Brazil.

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