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Obesity rises, but weight-management firms see revenue slimming
Modern Healthcare

As the adult obesity rate in the U.S. continues to rise, revenue for some companies that provide weight-management products and services is doing just the opposite. Gallup-Healthways reported this month that the obesity rate for 2013, based on data gathered between Jan. 1 and Oct. 28, is up to 27.2%, one percentage point higher than it was in 2012. According to Gallup-Healthways, it is likely to surpass all annual average obesity levels since 2008, when the two companies began tracking the statistic.