Trying to lose weight: diet strategies among Americans with overweight or obesity in 1996 and 2003.

@article{Andreyeva2010TryingTL,
  title={Trying to lose weight: diet strategies among Americans with overweight or obesity in 1996 and 2003.},
  author={T. Andreyeva and M. Long and K. Henderson and G. Grode},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={
          535-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Health professionals recommend that individuals with overweight and obesity lose weight by reducing energy intake while maintaining a healthful diet. This study was designed to examine trends in weight loss attempts and strategies for adults with overweight or obesity among different sociodemographic groups. METHODS Data from the 1996 and 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were used to estimate changes in weight loss attempts and strategies across population groups… Expand
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