More Americans are dieting, but obesity is on the rise.

Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 2:24 PM EST
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If your attempts to lose weight have failed you're not alone.

A new study from Tulane University finds more Americans are dieting, but obesity is on the rise.

Researchers found the proportion of adults who tried to lose weight jumped from 34% in 1999 to 42% in 2016.

However, obesity rates continued to climb during that time.

The most common weight loss strategies were eating less, exercising, and drinking more water.

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