Dublin, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ps29g7/north_america)
has announced the addition of the "North
America Weight Loss/Obesity Management Market - Forecasts to
2017" report to their offering.
The North American weight loss/obesity management market was estimated to be worth $104 billion in 2012.
'North America Weight Loss/Obesity Management Market - [Meal
Replacements, Slimming Centers, Nutrition & Psychological
Consultancy, Treadmill, Ellipticals, Strength Training, Gastric
Bypass, Intragastric Balloon System, StomaphyX] - Forecasts to 2017
Obesity and weight gain have always been major concerns in the health and fitness of individuals; today, it has reached the level of an epidemic. Increasing obesity rates and growing levels of awareness among calorie-conscious consumers in North America have opened up new avenues for the weight management industry.
The North American weight management market has witnessed a growing preference for low-calorie diet food and beverages and slimmer waters/natural mineral salt drinks. With the introduction of technologically advanced and highly sophisticated fitness equipment, the use of cardiovascular and strength training equipment is on the rise. However, factors such as the availability of low-cost alternatives, adoption of deceptive marketing strategies, and the high costs of customized services are hindering growth.
The quick results of weight loss surgeries and insurance coverage have made bariatric surgeries popular among clinically obese people. However, the considerable side-effects of these weight loss surgeries have made people opt for non-invasive and non-medical methods of weight loss. As per the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the total number of weight loss surgeries performed in the U.S. was 220,000 in 2012, likely to increase in the coming years due to the rising obesity rate. In Canadian hospitals, a total of 2,385 bariatric procedures were carried out in 2008-2009; a 92% increase from 2004-2005.
This research report categorizes the North America weight loss/obesity management market into weight loss diets, fitness and surgical equipment, and services. These markets are broken down into segments and sub-segments, providing exhaustive value analysis for 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as forecast up to 2017. Each of the market is comprehensively analyzed at a granular level by geography (U.S. and Canada) to provide in-depth information on the North American scenario.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 North America Weight Loss Diet Market: Food, Beverages And Supplements
5 North America Weight Loss Fitness & Surgical Equipment Market
6 Weight Loss Services Market
7 Geographic Analysis
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, & Developments)*
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