The Tripler Army Medical Center's Le3An Program: A six-month retrospective analysis of program effectiveness for African-American and European-American females

Mark Simpson, Jay Edward Earles, Raymond Folen, Rick Trammel, Larry James

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This is a retrospective study that examines the effectiveness of the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) LE3AN Program for weight management among African-American and European American women. African-American and European-American active-duty females who enrolled in the TAMC LE 3AN Program between July 1998 and December 2001, and completed six months of follow-up were included in the analysis. The results indicate that the program is associated with significant weight loss for participants, and that it is equally effective for African-American and European-American women. Weekly follow-up visits were correlated with greater weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1332-1336
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2004



  • Culture
  • Obesity
  • Weight management

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  • Medicine(all)

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