The failure rate of consumer diets is the major factor in the increasing sales of weight management and control products globally.
Since the late 1970s, an increasing trend in obesity in both adults and children has been observed globally, with no signs of it slowing down. Measures of overweight and obesity are factors associated with a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Issues related to being overweight or obese represent a growing problem around the globe.
The increased interest in active personal health management from consumers will help to drive market growth in the area of weight management ingredients, as companies, governments and the consumers themselves look to solve the problems of the obesity crisis.
Giving consumers the chance to make conscious product choices that will help them manage their weight in a sustainable way, in the long run, is essential to tackling obesity.
The full article is published in The World of Food Ingredients and written by Maartje Geraedts.
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