Anti Obesity Drugs Market

Anti-Obesity Drugs Market Segmentation By Mechanism of Action (Peripherally Acting Anti-Obesity Drugs and Centrally Acting Anti-Obesity Drugs); By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

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Report ID: 23 | Published On: Feb 14, 2023
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Growth Drivers

Rising Awareness among People about Obesity to Drive the Market Growth

As per the statistics by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 66.7% of obese adults over the age of 20 tried to lose weight between 2013 and 2016. A large majority of the population is becoming health conscious and adopting healthier lifestyles. Further, the various health disorders linked with excessive body fat such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and others anticipated to increase the demand for these drugs. The growing awareness among people about the health concerns related with obesity are estimated to substantially raise the growth of anti-obesity drugs market.

Adoption of Healthy Food Habits to Support the Growth of Anti-Obesity Drugs Market

The rising consumption of packed and unhealthy food results in the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in the body. Moreover, lack of any physical activity further worsens the health and leads to obesity. The various measures taken by people to reverse these habits and eliminate them is estimated to be a major driving factor for the market growth.


Side-Effects of Anti-Obesity Drugs to Hamper the Market Growth

Anti-obesity drugs might cause side-effects including stroke, mental illness and other undesired health conditions. As a result of this, several previously approved drugs have been withdrawn and replaced with much safer drugs. This is estimated to limit the market growth in the upcoming years.

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Market Size and Forecast

According to the World Health Organization, over 1.9 billion adults (aged 18 and above) were found to be overweight in 2016. Out of these, more than 650 million people were obese, which was about 13% of adults globally. Further, more than 340 million children and adolescents between the ages 5 to 19 and about 41 million children under the age of 5 were found to be overweight or obese in the same year. The anti-obesity drugs market is anticipated to record a CAGR of around 21% over the forecast period, i.e., 2019-2027. The market is segmented by mechanism of action, by distribution channel and by region, out of which, the mechanism of action segment is further bifurcated into peripherally acting anti-obesity drugs and centrally acting anti-obesity drugs. Peripherally acting anti-obesity drugs are those whose mechanism of action excludes the central nervous system (CNS). These are beneficial as they do not act on the CNS and hence produce no side-effects on the brain. On the other hand, the centrally acting anti-obesity drugs act on the central nervous system and work by stimulating the brain and spinal cord.


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Anti Obesity Drugs Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the anti-obesity drugs market includes the following segments:

By Mechanism of Action

  • Peripherally Acting Anti-Obesity Drugs
  • Centrally Acting Anti-Obesity Drugs

By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the anti-obesity drugs market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

Obesity is a highly prevalent condition in the United States. On the back of this, the anti-obesity drugs market in North America is anticipated to hold the largest share in the market over the forecast period. Moreover, with high healthcare expenditure in the region and growing approval of anti-obesity drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the market is predicted to flourish in North America. The market in Europe is estimated to hold the second largest share as a result of growing prevalence of obesity on account of unhealthy lifestyle and bad food habits. On the other hand, the market in the Asia Pacific region is predicted to be highly lucrative and grow at the highest rate during the forecast period on account of growing incidences of diabetes and other such disorders which are associated with obesity.

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The anti-obesity drugs market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC,  Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Anti obesity Drugs Market Graph
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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    • F. Hoffmann-La Roche
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      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis 
    • GlaxoSmithKline plc.
    • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    • Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    • Eisai Co., Ltd.
    • Novo Nordisk
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Shionogi Inc.

In The News

  • On February 25, 2019; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted Eisai Inc.’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for updating the label for BELVIQ ® (lorcaserin HCl) to include long-term efficacy and safety data from a clinical trial of the drug in 12,000 obese patients with cardiovascular disease.

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

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