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5 Hidden Causes of Obesity

Max Macaluso, Ph.D.
March 23, 2013

Obesity-drug makers Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA), VIVUS (NASDAQ: VVUS), and Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) are three of the mostly hotly debated stocks in the biotech space. The fact that obesity afflicts more than 35% of American adults today defines the massive market opportunity these three companies have, but investors may not completely understand the nuances of this complex disease. For instance, how do clinicians approach the treatment of obesity? Are medications an integral part of treatment, or are lifestyle changes more important? Can obesity be cured?