Nearly two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, and childhood obesity is triple what it was a generation ago. It all adds up to a public health crisis, but for companies that manufacture or sell products, services, diets and foods designed to help people lose weight, it's a $60 billion industry that fattens their stock price.
Here are some of the companies associated with the weight-loss industry whose stocks have performed well over the last five years, and are likely to continue.
Click ahead for the top 10 best performing weight-loss stocks.
By Constance Parten
Updated 18 June, 2010