DUBLIN, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Low-calorie Food Market - Global Forecast, Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis, 2014 - 2019" report to their offering.
In recent times, obesity has become one of the most challenging health problems in the world. According to the WHO, the number of overweight children under the age of five in 2010 was around 42 million, globally. Obese people are more likely to develop diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a young age. Obesity rate is the highest in the U.S., as around 36.5% of the total U.S. population is obese.
The U.K has the highest obese population. (24.8%) in Europe, while Australia (28.3%) leads in the Asia-Pacific region. High obesity rate among children is a major concern for parents. Obesity is also a major concern in adults, as is the rising number of diabetes cases, globally. The WHO noted that around 347 million people worldwide had diabetes in 2013, these factors led to the increase in demand of low calorie food over the last few years. The demand for low-calorie food is also increasing due to changing lifestyle, increasing number of health conscious people and growing consumer confidence in low-calorie products due to their natural claims. The emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil, have rising number of diabetes patients, fuelling the demand for low-calorie food.
Based on application the low calorie food market is broadly classified under, food, beverages, healthcare, tabletop and others. On the basis product segment, Aspartame, Sucralose, Stevia, Saccharin and Cyclamate are the broad categories. Aspartame is one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners. In the recent scenario, sucralose is gaining more popularity than aspartame. Growing consumer preferences for all-natural products have created a huge demand for stevia. Due to its growing popularity as a 100% natural sweetener, stevia is giving tough competition to other high-intensity sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose.
The global low-calorie food market was USD 7,418.6 million in 2013. Sucralose is expected to be the fastest growing segment, likely to register a strong growth in the future. Usage of low-calorie food products in the beverages sector is forecasted to increase by 5.9% CAGR from 2014 to 2019.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Low-calorie Food Market - Industry Overview
Chapter 4 Low-calorie Food Market- Product Segment Analysis
Chapter 5 Low-calorie Food Market- by Application
Chapter 6 Low-calorie Food Market- Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Competitive Landscape
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
- Abbott Laboratories
- Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
- Bernard Food Industries, Inc.
- Cargill, Incorporated
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
- Groupe Danone
- McNeil Nutritionals LLC
- Nestle SA
- PepsiCo, Inc.
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Zydus Wellness Ltd.
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