Americans are increasingly conscious of their diets and they're downloading fitness apps like crazy, but they're still gaining weight.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the obesity rate has continued to climb over the past decade. Nearly 38 percent of American adults are now obese, compared to 32 percent in 2003.

But here's the good news: Child obesity rates have hardly changed during that time. It has remained just above 17 percent, providing hope that younger generations will reverse the trend toward wider waistlines that health leaders have called an epidemic.

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