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CDC says Okla. improving, still long way to go

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OKLAHOMA CITY– With the recent push for healthy living in our state and the country, officials say we’re making some improvement.

However, we still have a way to go.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke about boosting public health Thursday.

A new United Nations report shows that Mexico has taken the lead as the most obese nation, dropping the United States down to second place.

Dr. Tom Frieden M.D., Director of CDC, said, “Oklahoma, unfortunately, is toward the bottom of the rankings in the U.S. but has improved in recent years. And I’m confident that with the dynamism and excitement and commitment that I see here, you’re going to continue to make progress.”

Experts also stress that tobacco continues to be the number one cause of preventable death in Oklahoma and the United States.