2004: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.
Of Special Interest
Women's Health and Mortality Chartbook. States ranked on incidence of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other critical areas; listings of health risk factors for women in the US; HHS.
Generations United for Environmental Awareness and Action. Preliminary report with strategies for bringing children, youth, and older adults together to explore, study, and work to improve the natural environment. Genrations United and Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Inventory of Qualitative Research. For professionals; info on qualitative studies in nutrition and physical activity; CDC.
Prototype Notebook. For researchers and evaluators; short questions on dietary intake, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors; USDA Economic Research Service.
Physical Inactivity Cost Calculator. For professionals; tool for calculating financial cost of physically inactive people in your community, citiy, state or business; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Health Education Kits for African Americans. For consumers and professionals; info on lactose intolerance and foods containing calcium; National Dairy Council.
Exercise for Older Adults. For consumers; exercises for lower body range of motion, to increase flexibility in the ankle joint; Geriatrics.
Tip of the Day. For consumers; "Having a happy social life may be as
important to your health as not smoking."
Culp KR, Wakefield B, Dyck MJ, Cacchione PZ, DeCrane S, Decker S. Bioelectrical impedance analysis and other hydration parameters as risk factors for delirium in rural nursing home residents. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004;59:M813-M817.
Fey-Yensan NL, Kantor MA, Cohen N, Laus MJ, Rice WS, English C. Issues and strategies related to fruit and vegetable intake in older adults living in the Northeast region. Topics Clin Nutr. 2004;19:3:180-192.
Hu P, Reuben DB, Crimmins EM, Harris TB, Huang M, Seeman TE. The effects of serum beta-carotene concentration and burden of inflammation on all-cause mortality risk in high-functioning older persons: MacArthur studies of successful aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci . 2004;59:M849-M854.
Landi F, Cesari M, Onder G, Lattanzio F, Gravina EM, Bernabei R, SilverNet-HC. Study group. Physical activity and mortality in frail, community-living elderly patients. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004;59:M833-M837.
Macon JF, Oakland MJ, Jensen HH, Kissack PA. Food label use by older Americans: Data from the continuing survey of food intakes by individuals and the diet and health knowledge survey 1994-96. J Nutr Elder. 2004;42:35-52.
Mitchell SL, Teno JM, Roy J, Kabumoto G, Mor V. Clinical and organizational factors associated with feeding tube use among nursing home residents with advanced cognitive impairment. JAMA. 2003;290:73-80.
Phelan EA, Williams B, Penninx BWJH, LoGerfo JP, Leveille SG. Activities of daily living function and disability in older adults in a randomized trial of the health enhancement program. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004;59:M838-M843.
St Jeor ST, Cutter GR, Perumean-Chaney SE, Hall SJ, Herzog H, Bovee V. The practical use of charts to estimate resting energy expenditure in adults. Topics Clin Nutr. 2004;19:1:51-56.
Smiciklas-Wright H, Mitchell DC, Tucker KL. Association of weight status with dietary patterns in older adults.Topics Clin Nutr. 2004;19:3:193-199.
Strandberg TE, Strandberg A, Rantanen K, Salomaa VV, Pitkälä K, Miettinen TA. Low cholesterol, mortality, and quality of life in old age during a 39-year follow-up. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;44:1002-1008.
Zhuo X, Melby MK, Watanabe S. Soy isoflavone intake lowers serum LDL cholesterol: A meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials in humans. J Nutr. 2004;134:2395-2400.
National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Highlights
National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging website is at: www.fiu.edu/~nutreldr
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