A recent survey found that 42% of U.S. adults reported undesired weight gain averaging 29 pounds (median weight gain was 15 pounds) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millennials reported the largest average weight gain – 41 pounds. The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association, highlights the challenge many consumers face to maintain healthy body weight.
"The nutrition industry can play an important role in helping consumers get back on the right track," said Gary Troxel, Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Health Alliances. "Developing functional foods, beverages and supplements with natural, patented ingredient solutions that are backed by solid clinical research can help consumers achieve their weight management goals."
Obesity and being overweight were global health problems prior to COVID. According to the World Health Organization, 39% of all adults – more than 1.9 billion people – were overweight in 2016. An estimated 13% were obese. High body mass index is associated with a wide range of health risks.
About Gateway Health Alliances, Inc.
Since 2005, Gateway Health Alliances has discovered, developed and marketed natural ingredients for functional foods, beverages and supplements that help people live healthier lives. Our patented ingredients are clinically tested to help individuals lose fat and maintain healthy body weight through distinct and complementary mechanisms.The health benefits of our ingredients include weight management, cardiovascular health, metabolic wellness and blood sugar balance.