From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:

August 2nd , 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest

AoA releases its annual report highlighting accomplishments and progress in transportation, access to social, informational and health support, and more.

New AoA sponsored on-line tool for older adults to learn more about Medicare and benefit entitlement

View pictures and read speech from the OAA 40th Anniversary celebration at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference in Bellevue, Washington

Report from the Brookings Institute: Can rich countries afford to grow old?

Report from the ERS: Food stamp program entry and exit: an analysis of participation trends in the 1990s

Resources and Web links

Problems With Taste tool from the NIH has been updated

Free Spanish language arthritis information for Hispanic Seniors from NIH

Link between aging and heart disease explored in new NIA publication

FDA announces availability of two manuals to help prevent food-borne disease:

Managing food safety: A manual for the voluntary use of HACCP principles for operators of food service and retail establishments

Managing food safety: A regulator's manual for applying HACCP principles to risk-based retail and food service inspections and evaluating voluntary food safety management systems

FRAC releases advocate's guide to the disaster food stamp program . Outlines the ways those concerned about the aftermath of disasters can maximize nutrition assistance for low-income groups

The Urban Institute releases Perspectives on Productive Aging series:

Many older Americans engage in caregiving activities by Richard Johnson and Simone Schaner

Older adults' engagement should be recognized and encouraged by Sheila Zedlewski and Simone Schaner

Satisfaction and engagement in retirement by Barbara Butrica and Simone Schaner

Search tool from the USDA: What's in the foods you eat?

Research and Reports

Alevizos A, Lentzas J, Kokkoris S, Mariolis A, Korantzopoulos P. Physical activity and stroke risk. Int J Clin Pract . 2005;59(8):922-30

Barberger-Gateau P, Jutand MA, Letenneur L, Larrieu S, Tavernier B, Berr C. Correlates of regular fish consumption in French elderly community dwellers: data from the Three-City study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005;59:817-825. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602145

Christen WG, Liu S, Schaumberg DA, Buring JE. Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cataract in women. Am J Clin Nutr . 2005;81(6):1417-22.

Elosua R, Bartali B, Ordovas JM, Corsi AM, Lauretani F, Ferrucci L. Association between physical activity, physical performance, and inflammatory biomarkers in an elderly population: The InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60:760-767

Fugate Woods N, LaCroix AZ, Gray SL, Aragaki A, Cochrane BB, Brunner RL, Masaki K, Murray A, Newman AB. Frailty: Emergence and consequences in women Aged 65 and older in the Women's Health Initiative observational study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(8):1321-1330 doi: 10.1111/

Greenspan SL, Resnick NM, Parker RA. Vitamin D supplementation in older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci . 2005;60:754-759

Ishida Y, Kawai S, Taguchi T. Factors affecting ambulatory status and survival of patients 90 years and older with hip fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2005;436:208-215

Lapane KL, Resnik L. Obesity in Nursing Homes: An Escalating Problem. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(8):1386-1391.doi: 10.1111/

Liang J, Shaw BA, Krause N, Bennett JM, Kobayashi E, Fukaya T, Sugihara Y. How does self-assessed health change with age? A study of older adults in Japan. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci . 2005;60:S224-S232

Li F, Fisher KJ, Harmer P. Improving physical function and blood pressure in older adults through cobblestone mat walking: A randomized trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005:53(8):1305-1312

Lichtenstein AH , Russell RM. Essential nutrients: food or supplements? Where should the emphasis be? JAMA . 2005;294(3):351-8

Lloyd-Jones DM, Evans JC, Levy D. Hypertension in adults across the age spectrum: current outcomes and control in the community. JAMA . 2005;294(4):466-72

Lopes AC, Caiaffa WT, Sichieri R, Mingoti SA, Lima-Costa MF. Nutrient consumption by adults and seniors in a population-based study: the Bambui Project. Cad Saude Publica . 2005;21(4):1201-9. Epub 2005 Jul 11

Morse CI, Thom JM, Mian OS, Muirhead A, Birch KM, Narici MV. Muscle strength, volume and activation following 12-month resistance training in 70-year-old males. Eur J Appl Physiol . 2005 Jul 8; [Epub ahead of print]

Okereke O, Hankinson SE, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Plasma C peptide level and cognitive function among older women without diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med . 2005;165(14):1651-1656

Pepersack T. Outcomes of continuous process improvement of nutritional care program among geriatric units. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci . 2005;60:787-792

Rathmann W, Haastert B, Icks A, Herder C, Kolb H, Holle R, Mielck A, Meisinger C, Wichmann HE, Giani G. The diabetes epidemic in the elderly population in Western europe: data from population-based studies. Gesundheitswesen . 2005;67(1):110-4

Singh NA, Stavrinos TM, Scarbek Y, Galambos G, Liber C, Fiatarone Singh MA. A randomized controlled trial of high versus low intensity weight training versus general practitioner care for clinical depression in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci . 2005;60:768-776

Symons TK, Vandervoort AA, Rice CL, Overend TJ, Marsh GD. Effects of maximal isometric and isokinetic resistance training on strength and functional mobility in older adults . J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci . 2005;60:777-781

Wannamethee SG, Ebrahim S, Papacosta O, Shaper AG. From a postal questionnaire of older men, healthy lifestyle factors reduced the onset of and may have increased recovery from mobility limitation. J Clin Epidemiol . 2005;58(8):831-40

Wolfe CD, Smeeton NC, Coshall C, Tilling K, Rudd AG. Survival differences after stroke in a multiethnic population: follow-up study with the south London stroke register. BMJ . 2005 Jul 29; [Epub ahead of print]

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