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Obese Oklahoma: State's obesity rate costs thousands of lives in preventable diseases

February 16, 2015
by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Oklahoman

Over the past 25 years, Oklahoma has largely seen its obesity rate only increase.

The state’s adult obesity rate is almost 33 percent, up from 24 percent in 2004 and from 10 percent in 1990, according to an analysis by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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