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Face-Off: Health and Diet Stocks [VIDEO]

As we approach the cyclically sweet period between New Year's resolutions and swimsuit season, investors may think there are profitable opportunities in companies focused on diet and exercise. But you may be wise not to gorge on the stocks.

Abbott Pulls Weight Loss Drug Meridia from Market

Drug and medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories announced Friday that it will voluntarily withdraw its controversial obesity drug Meridia, (sibutramine) from the U.S. market at the request of the FDA, due to concerns it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.