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Research and Markets: Global Weight Loss and Diet Management Report Estimates Global Weight Management Market to Reach US$586 Billion in 2014.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Weight Loss and Diet Management (2009 - 2014)" report to their offering.

The global weight management market continues to grow despite the current downturn in the global economy and is estimated to reach US$586 billion in 2014 from about US$363 billion in 2009. The driving force for the global weight management market is the dramatic increase in the obese population. Sedentary but fast paced lifestyle and consumption of high calorie and under-nutritious food has contributed to the rising number of obese and overweight people. These are the main target segment of the weight management market.

Consumer focus on improving quality of life has increased the sale of products that claim to manage or reduce weight. The existing players in the food and beverage (F&B) market, as well as in the drugs and supplement market, have accordingly expanded their market scope to increase revenues by targeting this segment. Marginal weight loss can be attained through personal efforts, however, overweight and obesity are increasingly becoming a concern that require the intervention of professionals and other service providers. This is expanding the scope of weight management services market.

The report provides in-depth market estimates and forecasts for the global weight management market. The segmentation is as follows:

* Weight Management - Diet Food, Substitutes and Beverages: Low calorie ready meals, meal replacement, low calorie confectionaries, low calorie beverages and other markets.

* Weight Management - Drugs and Supplements: General anti-obesity prescription drugs, short-term prescription drugs, OTC drug market and supplements, and cosmetics.

* Weight Management Services: Teleshopping, dietary services and consultation, alternative therapies, professional services, commercial weight loss food and diet chains, diet food home delivery (fresh and frozen), health club Industry, invasive and non-invasive methods of treatment for weight control)

* Weight Management Ingredients Market: Appetite suppressants and satiety ingredients used in food and beverages, artificial sweetener market and other ingredients in drugs and supplements.

* Weight Management Devices and Accessories Market Cardio-equipment, weightlifting equipment, sports equipment, home gyms & multi-stack gyms, and accessories market.

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide more than 100 market tables for various geographic regions covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report also provides 50 company profiles for each of its sub-segments.

Key questions answered:

* Which are the high-growth segments/cash cows and how is the market segmented in terms of applications, products, services, ingredients, technologies, stakeholders?

* What are market estimates and forecasts; which markets are doing well and which are not?

* Where are the gaps and opportunities; what is driving the market?

* Which are the key playing fields? Which are the winning edge imperatives?

* How is the competitive outlook; who are the main players in each of the segments; what are the key selling products; what are their strategic directives, operational strengths and product pipelines? Who is doing what?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Global Weight Management Market Overview

3. Summary

4. Global Diet Food & Beverage

5. Weight Loss - Drugs, Cosmetics & Supplements

6. Weight Management Devices & Accessories Market

7. Weight Loss Service Market

8. Ingredients

9. Geographic Analysis Of Weight Management Market

10. Company Profiles

11. Patent Analysis

Over 50 Companies Mentioned, Some Include:

* Abbott Nutrition/Eas

* Acatris Inc

* Ahd International

* Aidp Inc.

* Ajinomoto Co Inc.

* Alpro Ltd

* Atkins Nutritionals, Inc

* Bio-Synergy Ltd

* Body-Solid, Inc

* Bowflex Fitness

* Brunswick Corporation

* Danisco

* Fuze Beverage

* Glaxosmithkline Plc

* Hershey Foods Corp

* Jenny Craig

* Kao Corporation

* Quaker Oats Ltd

* Reebok International Limited

* Russell Stover Candies, Inc

* Skinny Water

* Slim-Fast Foods Company

* Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

* The Coca-Cola Company

* Unilever Plc

* Vivus Inc

* Vlcc Group

* Weight Watchers

* Wellness International

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