Global anti-obesity drugs market segmented by approved drugs: buproprion and naltrexone (Contrave), orlistat (Xenical), lorcaserin (Belviq), phentermine and topiramate (Qsymia), and liraglutide (Saxenda). Geographically, global anti-obesity drugs market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and rest of the World. Presently, North America holds largest share of the market due to increasing obese population. For instance, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of U.S. population is obese in 2014. However, Asia Pacific expected to grow at highest rate due to increasing demand of drugs, and awareness regarding risk associated with obesity. Additionally, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy diet would expect to increase the number of obese people during forecast period.
Increase in incidence of obesity is majorly due to lack of physical activity, lack of sleep, and high calorie diet. Additionally, family history, and consumption of certain medicines such as antidepressant, diabetes agent also play a major role in obesity. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO), about 13% of world’s population were obese in 2014. Additionally, according to WHO, in emerging countries the rate of increase of childhood obesity has been more than 30% higher than that of developed countries. However, several side effects such as risk of psychiatric disorder, non-fatal myocardial infraction, or stroke could affect the market negatively albeit. Hence, development of medicines with lesser side effects with chronic use, and increasing focus on developing countries market can help to boost the market.
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