In the following video, Brenton and Austin discuss one of the market's top-performing stocks this year.

Investing in America's obesity epidemic is full of pitfalls. Headline risk from drug companies can make it difficult for even the most stoic of long-term investors to sleep at night. Similarly, the latest and greatest weight-management systems can fade to obscurity seemingly overnight. One of the consumer sector's top performers this year, Smart Balance, has taken a less direct approach in capitalizing on the trend. It's epynomous brand of buttery spreads serves as the foundation for a growing portfolio of heart-healthy, gluten-free, and plant-based food products. With about 70% of U.S. adults overweight or obese, implementing healthier dietary regimen is becoming a life-or-death decision for many Americans.

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