From the National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition
March 26, 2004:
This notice provides announcements
and links to new nutrition and aging information.
and Web links
- USDA ERS: Food
Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Fiscal 2004, Competitive Grants
and Cooperative Agreements Program: Description and Application Process,
describes the research areas and application requirements. The deadline
for proposals is May 24, 2004.
- DHHS: Small Steps to Get Healthy website encourages
Americans to make small activity and dietary changes.
- CDC DNPA: State-based Physical Activity Program
Directory provides information about physical activity programs involving
state departments of health.
- FDA: Action Plan to Confront
Nation's Obesity Problem
- FDA Obesity
Working Group report: "Calorie Count"
is centered on the scientific fact that weight control is primarily a function
of caloric balance.
- National Governors
Association: "Health Aging
and States: Making Wellness the Rule, Not the Exception" explores strategies
for states to help prevent and manage chronic diseases.
- National Center
on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD): Health Promotion, Nutrition,
Physical Activity, and Disability website.
- Food Security
Institute, Center on Hunger and Poverty: "Understanding
Food Security Data and Methodology" answers questions about how to use
state data, individual versus household data, availability of regional, county,
and local food security data, and use of poverty data in determining food
- First Step to
Active Health. For professionals and consumers, this website provides
the Active Aging Toolkit, education materials and guidelines to help prevent
chronic disease and disability in adults over age 50. The Hygenic Corporation.
Ahluwalia N, Sun
J, Krause D, Mastro A, Handte G. Immune function is impaired in iron-deficient,
homebound, older women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;79:516-521.
B, Barrera G, De La Maza P, Avendano M, Gattas V, Petermann M, Hirsh S.
Effects of nutritional supplementation and resistance training on muscle
strength in free living elders. Results of one year follow. J Nutr Health
JT, Morton SC, Rubenstein LZ, Mojica WA, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Roth EA,
Shekelle PG. Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults:
Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. BMJ.
Chlebowski RT, Wactawski-Wende J,
Ritenbaugh C, Hubbel FA, Ascensao J, Rodabough RJ, Rosenberg CA, Taylor VM,
Harris R, Chen C, Adams-Campbell LL, White E. Estrogen plus progestin and
colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med. 2004;350:991-1004.
WM, Sun SS. The availability of body composition reference data for the
elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2004;8:76-78.
L. Determining gaps in a county-wide community nutrition education program
for older adults. J Nutr Elder. 2004;23:85-97.
Ervin RB, Wright JD, Wang
CY, Kennedy-Stephenson J. Dietary intake of selected vitamins for the United
States Population: 1999-2000. Advanced data from vital and health statistics;
no 339. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2004.
SE, Giloth BE, Arguelles L, Miles TP, Goldberg JH. A co-twin control study
of physical function in elderly African America women. J Aging Health.
Hajat S, Haines
A, Bulpitt C, Fletcher A. Patterns and determinants of alcohol consumption
in people aged 75 years and older: results from the MRC trial of assessment
and management of older people in the community. Age Ageing. 2004;33:170-177.
MM, Barkley MC. Improving effectiveness of nutrition education resources
for older adults. J Nutr Elder. 2004;23:19-54.
SD, Bender SA, Ferguson ML, Smout RJ, Bergstrom N, Taler G, Cook AS, Sharkey
SS, Voss AC. The national pressure ulcer long-term care study: Pressure
ulcer development in long-term care residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004;52:359-367.
KR. Body-weight change and physical functioning among young old adults.
J Aging Health. 2004;16:248-266.
SE, Chen H, Coakley E, Herr EC, Oslin DW, Katz I, Bartels SJ, Maxwell J,
Olsen E, Miles KM, Constantino G, Ware JH. Design and sample characteristics
of the PRISM-E multisite randomized trial to improve behavioral health care
for the elderly. J Aging Health. 2004;16:3-27.
G, Kang JH, Grodstein F. Prospective study of type 2 diabetes and cognitive
decline in women aged 70-81 years. BMJ. 2004;328:548.
SC, Fried LP, Volpato S, Williamson J, Brancati FL, Blaum CS. Patterns of
disability related to diabetes mellitus in older women. J Gerontol A Biol
Sci Med Sci. 2004;59:M148-M153.
Nelson HD, Nygren
P, McInerney Y, Klein J. Screening women and elderly adults for family and
intimate partner violence: A review of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140: 387-396.
ME, Layne JE, Bernstein MJ, Nuernberger A, Castaneda C, Kaliton D, Hausdorff
J, Judge JO, Buchner DM, Roubenoff R, Fiatarone Singh MA. The effects of
multidimensional home-based exercise on functional performance in elderly
people. JAMA. 2004; 59:M154-M160.
D, Rosenbloom CA, Kicklighter JR, Ball M. Using a focus group approach to
determine older adults' opinions and attitudes toward a nutrition education
program. J Nutr Elder. 2004;23:55-72.
JD, Heisler M, Wagner TH. Problems paying out-of-pocket medication costs
among older adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:384-391.
A, Schoeller DA, Subar AF, Troiano RP, Schatzkin A, Harris T, Bauer D, Bingham
SA, Everhart JE, Newman AB, Tylavsky FA. Water turnover in 458 American adults
40-79 yr of age. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2004;286:F394-401.
E, Gutiérrez-Fisac JL, Banegas JR, López-García E,
Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Obesity and socioeconomic position measured
at three stages of the life course in the elderly. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004;58,
CA, Kicklighter RD, Patacca RD, Deshpande K. Nutrition education in six
congregate meal sites improves participant's nutrition knowledge. J Nutr
KL, Bauer DC, Sellmeyer D, Cummings SR. Low serum vitamin B-12 levels are
associated with increased hip bone loss in older women: a prospective study.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004;89:1217-1221.
GJ. Decimal Point - Osteosporosis therapy at the 10-year mark. N Engl
J Med. 2004; 350:1172-1174.
R, Ringel JS, Andreyeva T. Increasing obesity rates and disability trends.
Health Aff. 2004;23:199-205.
YL, Raab C, Georgiou C, Dunton N. Herbal and vitamin/mineral supplement
use by retirement community residents: Preliminary findings. J Nutr Elder.
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