The U.s. Weight Loss Market: 2014 Status Report & Forecast

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value, segments value: 2010-2013 Recent Competitor Developments Summaries of new programs launched for 2014 diet season: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Medifast NutriSystem Fast Five Plan, June 2013 affiliation with 4,000 Walmart storesNS D Jump Start kit) – description, prices Weight Watchers Simple Start 2-week plan – description, prices Nestle sells Jenny Craig to North Castle partners in Nov. 2013 – discussion, synergies with Curves fitness chain (also owned by North Castle) Closure of 100 Jenny Craig centers in No. America EDiets.com exits meal delivery business under new owner (As Seen On TV) Dieter Demographics, Dieter Trends, New Fads 11-12 Discussion of total number of U.S. dieters, percent that are DIY dieters Research survey finds avg. number of diets a woman tries in her lifetime 91% of college age women trying to lose weight, new research 2014 Market Outlook & Effects of Obamacare 13-20 Major diet market trends and developments, 2014 forecasts Table: 2013 & 204F dollar values of all diet market segment, 2014 growth rates Discussion of Obamacare’s preventive health benefit, coverage of obesity screening and counseling sessions, terms & conditions, who qualifies, who can provide counseling, diet companies that have an advantage Obesity classified as a disease by the AMA, Doctors told to be more proactive in fighting obesity, opportunities for counseling revenues New competitors: CVS drugstore chain just launched DASH diet at its healthcare mini-clinics, description of, costs, opportunity for diet companies to partner with other drugstore chains (Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc.).
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“Suspect something else, such as obstructive sleep apnea, until proven otherwise.” The report appeared in the Feb. 11 issue of the journal Sleep Medicine. Dr. Harly Greenberg, head of sleep medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., said obesity is linked to sleep apnea because fatty tissue accumulates around the neck and narrows the airway, making it more susceptible to obstruction during sleep.
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A Little Weight Loss May Ease http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/idUSnHUGdsQR+73+ONE20140113 Sleep Apnea

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