Weight Management by the Numbers

Jan 10, 2018

From conflicting media reports to their own failed attempts to shed or keep off excess pounds, many consumers have become skeptical about the efficacy and safety of supplements to support weight loss. Globally, consumer attitudes toward dieting and weight management are shifting to more holistic, health-focused ideals, and the use of efficacious products with research-backed ingredients. Caffeine, probiotics, soy, Garcinia cambogia, and extracts from green tea or hot peppers are at the forefront of many formulations.

Table of Contents

Viewpoint: Bikini Bod or Nah? 
by Rachel Adams

The Science of Weight Management 
by Rachel Adams

Weight Management Ingredient Research 
by Sudhir Ahluwalia

Weight Management Marketing Trends 
by Lindsey Carnett

Dietary Fiber Definition Poses Challenges to Weight Management Products 
by James Hoadley, Ph.D.

The Skinny on Making Weight Loss Claims 
by Rachel Gartner, Esq., and Jacqueline Kuler, Esq.

Intellectual Property Trends in Weight Management 
by Andreas Baltatzis, Esq. and Gideon Eckhouse, Esq.

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Takeaways for Your Business

  • Worldwide, levels of obesity have more than doubled since 1980.

  • “Snack,” “bite” and “diet” are the most popular terms among recent category trademark applications.

  • Individual genome testing linked to body weight and fitness is opening doors to personalized nutrition.

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