Is This a Better Way to Invest in Obesity?

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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Austin Smith and Brenton Flynn have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hain Celestial Group and Whole Foods Market. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Hain Celestial Group and Whole Foods Market. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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