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Study: Oklahomans live shorter lives than most in U.S.

BY SHANNON MUCHMORE - Tulsa World Modified: July 15, 2013 at 6:57 am •  Published: July 15, 2013

Oklahomans are more likely to be obese, less likely to exercise and tend to have a shorter life expectancy than others across the country, according to data released this week. 

The study, researched by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, was published earlier this month in the journal Population Health Metrics. 

It was presented alongside another study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed poor diet and physical inactivity as two major factors for health in the United States. 

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