Study: New Yorkers' life expectancy longest

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This file photo shows New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (Credit: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council came to agreement on the budget Monday. Getty Images)

A new study shows New Yorkers on average are living longer than the rest of the nation and experts cited in the study are crediting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's health initiatives during the last decade as a leading factor.

A report in the British medical journal, "The Lancet," published June 2, found that the city's average life expectancy rose by eight years to 80.6 years between 1987 and...

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