The Perfect Stock for the Obesity Trend
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Obesity has steadily become a national nightmare in the U.S. and is on its way to becoming a global epidemic. For the first time in hundreds of years, the average lifespan could actually begin to decrease because of the effects of obesity.
Here are some basic numbers:
- Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.
- Roughly 60 million Americans are considered obese.
- Within 50 years, obesity will likely shorten the average lifespan of Americans -- 77.6 years -- by at least two to five years.
- Some 3.8 million Americans weigh over 300 pounds.
- The prevalence of obesity among children has quadrupled in the past 25 years.
A note from James Altucher: Every weekend I send an email to Jim Cramer and several hedge fund managers about the most interesting portfolios posted on Stockpickr that week. Usually those portfolios not only list stocks according to a theme but also offer significant analysis as to why the stocks are cheap. Here are some examples:
- Stocks related to drilling the Marcellus Shale
- MLPS with yields above 7%
- Microcaps trading for less than tangible book
- Stocks that do well after Hurricanes
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