Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk of chronic disease. The following report offers an in-depth analysis of the global weight loss and diet management products and services market.
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Research shows that half of all adults in the United States are actively trying to lose weight. Being overweight affects more than just your confidence; it affects your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is linked to the world's leading cause of death: heart disease. People who are obese or overweight have a higher risk of heart disease than their counterparts who are not obese or overweight.
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While losing weight may sound like a simple and easy chore, many people fail to achieve their desired weight. It's frustrating when you invest your time and energy into dieting and exercising, only to discover little or no change to your waistline. Through dieting and exercising alone, some people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off. But for many other people, help is needed in the form of weight loss and diet management products or services.
There are dozens of weight loss and diet management products and services available for consumers. Diet medications, for example, often contain ingredients that suppress appetite and stimulate metabolism. The combination of these two effects makes them highly effective at encouraging weight loss. As a result, many people look to diet medications to help them lose weight.
There are also surgeries that can help individuals lose weight. Perhaps the most popular and well-known weight loss surgery in recent years is gastric bypass. A form of bariatric surgery, it involves the creation of a new tube that bypasses part of the stomach. In turn, it creates a smaller stomach for the patient, meaning he or she will feel fuller more quickly when eating meals and snacks
This report segments the global weight loss and diet management products and services market by several criteria, some of which includes food and beverage, drugs and surgeries, and accessories. For the food and beverages segment, the market is further segmented into low-calorie beverages, diet carbonated drinks, herbal tea, sugar-free confectioneries, low-calorie ice cream, low-calorie desserts, low-calorie ready meals, and meal replacements.
Some of the key weight loss and diet management product and service vendors profiled in this report include Weight Watchers, Inc., Abbott Nutrition, Glaxosmithkline Plc, Nutrisystem, Inc., Medifast, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., Kellogg Company, Herbalife Ltd., General Mills Incorporation and Amylin Pharmaceuticals.