Obesity prevalence in the U.S. remains high

Obesity in the U.S. continues to remain high according to two studies being reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  In data comparing the results from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with the same survey for the 1999-2008 period, there has been little change in the aggregate rates of obesity, but select demographics — including males, male children and adolescents — show statistically significant increases during this period.

The global obesity epidemic is driving the development of numerous devices, drugs and surgical procedures, yet the demand for more effective obesity treatment remains high as no definitive treatment has emerged with positive long-term results.

(See "Products, Technologies and Markets Worldwide for the Clinical Management of Obesity, 2011-2019", by MedMarket Diligence. Report #S835.)

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