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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
74.8% Diabetes Care 14.5%
25.5% Novo Nordisk A/S ADS NVO 31.9%
23.9% Merck & Co. Inc. MRK 6.5%
23.7% Sanofi-Aventis ADS SNY 3.8%
1.7% Greatbatch GB 14.7%
14.7% Weight Management 36.0%
6.2% NutriSystem Inc NTRI 101.0%
2.6% Medifast Inc. MED 7.0%
2.1% Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (A) NUS 29.8%
1.6% Weight Watchers International Inc. WTW 81.2%
1.1% USANA Health Sciences Inc. USNA 90.3%
1.0% Vitamin Shoppe VSI 15.7%
10.5% Weight Loss Drugs 13.6%
6.8% Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. ARNA 5.6%
3.1% Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. OREX 19.8%
0.7% VIVUS Inc. VVUS 67.4%