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Losing Weight – By Any Means Necessary

More than one-third of the US population is now officially obese (a body-mass index over 30) – a ratio that has tripled since 1960.[1] Meanwhile, the number of morbidly obese people has risen 350% in the past 3 decades.[5] Obesity contributes to many of the country’s serious health issues, from coronary disease, to diabetes to cancer, which results in close to 112,000 preventable deaths[2] while eating up 21% of US medical spending each year.[3] As big as US citizens are getting, the roster of companies joining the fight against obesity is also growing, with one weight-loss drug, Qysmia, expected to reach $2 billion in annual sales by 2017.[4] Whether companies are selling pharmaceuticals, surgeries or diet plans, fighting fat is literally big business. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
56.8% Diabetes Care 2.2%
21.4% Novo Nordisk A/S ADS NVO 18.0%
18.3% Sanofi-Aventis ADS SNY 13.9%
10.3% Merck & Co. Inc MRK 12.5%
4.1% Astrazeneca Plc ADR AZN 7.6%
1.8% Greatbatch GB 26.5%
0.9% Alkermes plc ALKS 51.5%
30.1% Weight Management 13.6%
11.0% NutriSystem Inc NTRI 2.5%
7.4% Medifast Inc MED 14.8%
4.4% Weight Watchers International Inc. WTW 37.3%
2.1% GNC Holdings Inc GNC 36.4%
1.8% Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (A) NUS 36.3%
1.8% USANA Health Sciences Inc. USNA 13.0%
1.6% Vitamin Shoppe VSI 29.3%
13.2% Weight Loss Drugs 64.2%
7.5% Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. ARNA 64.8%
4.3% Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. OREX 64.8%
1.3% VIVUS Inc. VVUS 59.4%

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