INTRODUCTION Heparin (i.e., unfractionated heparin) combined with oral anticoagulant therapy has been the mainstay of both prophylaxis and treatment for patients who have venous thromboembolism or who are at risk of this condition. Low- molecular-weight (LMW) heparins have increasingly replaced unfractionated heparin in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis with or without pulmonary embolism. The […]
The main goal of this study was to determine whether the LEAN Program, which emphasizes healthy lifestyle changes, was associated with significant weight loss for African-American and European-American female active-duty service members and to determine whether it was equally effective for both ethnic groups. The results of the study show that participation in the LEAN […]
Descriptive statistics for the results of this study appear in Table 2. The mean starting weight for African-American females was 187.92 pounds and 189.64 pounds for European-American females; there was no significant difference in starting weights. The analysis demonstrated a statistically significant main effect of treatment (F=l 14.84, p<0.001). There was no significant main effect […]
Because of the limited numbers of female participants of Hispanic, Asian, and Polynesian ancestry in the LEAN Program during the years under study, data from members of these groups were not included in the current analysis.
Research literature has identified that obesity is a serious health problem in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Compared to men, women have higher rates of obesity. Minority women in general experience high rates of obesity, while African-American women experience the highest […]