Weight Loss And Obesity Management Market

Weight Loss and Obesity Management Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 - 2025

The weight loss and obesity management market includes products, services and therapies for reducing or managing weight in overweight and obese patients. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 is termed as overweight, while BMI greater than or equal to 30 is termed as obesity. Rising global burden of obesity and overweight is driving the need for preventive care. The global weight loss and obesity management market is analyzed by three major segments namely diets, services and fitness and surgical equipment.

The diets segment includes global market for food, beverage and supplement. The weight loss food market includes meal replacement, low-calories desserts, sugar-free confectionaries, low-calorie meals and organic foods. While the weight loss beverage market is classified into low-calorie beverages, herbal/green tea, slimming water or natural mineral salt drinks and other low calorie beverages. The demand for herbal/green tea is growing rapidly in Asia, which provides large untapped opportunities for key players in this region. The weight loss supplements market includes products such as protein, fiber, green tea extract and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). These supplements provide only with the required amount of nutrients to the body, thus maintaining the nutritional levels in the body. Change in eating habits is a very effective treatment method for managing weight lossThe weight loss fitness and surgical equipment market is segmented based on the fitness equipment and surgical equipment available commercially. The fitness equipment market includes products such as cardiovascular training equipment, strength training equipment, body composition analyzers and fitness monitoring equipment. Besides, cardiovascular training equipment such as treadmills, stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, and stair steppers are utilized in fitness centers to guide patients for healthy living by managing their body weight.

Based on the types of surgical equipment, the global weight loss and obesity management market is classified in two broad categories as minimally invasive surgical equipment and non-invasive surgical equipment. Minimally invasive surgical equipment includes bariatric surgery and liposuction procedural equipment, which are the preferred surgical methods in severe obesity. In addition, evolution of non-invasive surgical equipment such as intragastric balloon system, StomaphyX, cold laser shaping, and cryolipolysis have made the weight loss procedures safe and effective.

The weight loss and obesity management market is also classified based on the services as fitness centers, slimming centers, diet nutrition and psychological consulting services. Advent of new centers for the weight loss and obesity management services drives the demand for fitness equipment and supplements. Rising health consciousness has led to increase in the visits to fitness centers, thus leading to a growth of the weight loss and obesity management market.

Some of the major factors driving the growth of the weight loss and obesity management market include rising incidence of obesity, increasing number of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and rising disposable incomes. Furthermore, initiatives by government and non-profit organizations to increase awareness about health and fitness are driving the demand for food, beverages and supplements. Moreover, according to WHO, obesity and overweight are the fifth leading risk of deaths globally. Statistics from Mexico Bariatric Center shows that globally, U.S. has the highest prevalence of obesity followed by India and China. Besides, Japan and Australia are also among the top 10 countries for the prevalence of obesity. This would lead to a rapid pace of growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Some of the key players in the global weight loss and obesity management market include Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Weight Watchers International, Inc., Life Time Fitness, Inc., Golds Gym International, Inc, Brunswick Corporation, Precor, Inc., Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc. and Allergan, Inc.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on:


  • Market Segments

  • Market Dynamics

  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2012 - 2014

  • Market Size & Forecast 2015 to 2025

  • Supply & Demand Value Chain

  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges

  • Competition & Companies involved

  • Technology

  • Value Chain

  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Regional analysis includes

  • North America

    • US & Canada

  • Latin America

    • Brazil, Argentina & Others

  • Western Europe

    • EU5

    • Nordics

    • Benelux

  • Eastern Europe

  • Asia Pacific

    • Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)

    • Greater China

    • India

    • ASEAN

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Japan

  • Middle East and Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • Other Middle East

    • North Africa

    • South Africa

    • Other Africa

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. 

Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market

  • Changing market dynamics of the industry

  • In-depth market segmentation

  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value

  • Recent industry trends and developments

  • Competitive landscape

  • Strategies of key players and product offerings

  • Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth

  • A neutral perspective towards market performance

  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint