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Fat Returns

Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

The government estimates that 66% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. Consequently, the industry for weight loss and fitness is getting bigger and bigger every day (excuse the pun).

Guy Adami reveals over the last 2 months he lost 25 pounds eating right and working out.

Sea Change: Obesity
The guys talk weight loss stocks

He says investors might be able to make fast money with Towne Sports International (CLUB) as well as NutriSystems (NTRI) because he knows personally, that both work.

Eric Bolling says the best way to lose weight is drink water – and he loves the water stocks.

Jeff Macke says get long McDonald’s (MCD) because most diets fail.

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Trader disclosure: On May 15, 2007, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Macke Owns (SWY), (JWN);Strazzini Owns (WMT) (NWS-A), (SNDK), Strazzini Is Short (MU); Bolling Owns (DIS), Gold, Silver, Coffee, Sugar; Bolling Is Short S&P Futures; Bolling Is Short Nasdaq FuturesNBC Universal Is The Parent Company Of CNBC

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