Weight loss and diet management is a challenge for millions of people around the world. Globally, more than 1 billion people are above an ideal weight. The affects weight has on life-threatening or life-altering disease are devastating. Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer all have links to being overweight or obese.
Increasing education efforts, accessible weight management plans and foods, and a growing desire to be physically desirable have fueled this market in more recent years. More than 100 million people in the United States are actively involved in a weight loss or weight management plan at any one time throughout the year. This suggests a demand for products and services which will continue for years to come. This Kalorama Information report - Obesity, Weight Loss and Diet Management Markets - focuses on five key segments of products, treatments, and services:
For the purpose of this study Kalorama Information conducted interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue data presented in this report. All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2009. Historical data was provided for the years 2006 through 2008, with forecast data provided for 2010 through 2013. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for the 2006-2009, 2009-2013 and 2006-2013 periods for each segment covered.
The forecasted market analysis for 2010-2013 was based on probability of drug approval and sales of products in late stage development, future trends in current product demand, obesity statistics and trends, product marketing, and relevant demographic trends.
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