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

October 15th , 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Announcements of:

$1.16 Million for continuations of pension information and counseling program.

$1.4 Million in grants to enhance access to senior legal services

The President's Council on Bioethics

Release of new report: Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in our Aging Society


Preventing Chronic Disease journal invites submissions for a new section on chronic disease in times of disaster


Amendment of regulations concerning sodium content of food


Release of What We Eat in America, NHANES 2001-2002: Usual Nutrient Intakes from Food Compared to Dietary Reference Intakes

Food and Nutrition Service releases:

Food Stamp Nutrition Education Guiding Principles with presentation and Principles of Sound Impact Evaluation

Assessing the Nutrient Intakes of Vulnerable Subgroups


RAND working paper: Quality Indicators for Malnutrition for Vulnerable Community-Dwelling and Hospitalized Older Persons

The Commonwealth Fund publishes: Unmet Long-Term Care Needs: An Analysis of Medicare–Medicaid Dual Eligibles

AARP joins forces with Monster to develop collaborative job search, career content sites

Highlighted on articles

Buijsse B, Feskens EJ, Schlettwein-Gsell D, Ferry M, Kok FJ, Kromhout D, de Groot LC. Plasma carotene and {alpha}-tocopherol in relation to 10-y all-cause and cause-specific mortality in European elderly: the Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly, a Concerted Action (SENECA). Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(4):879-86.

Sarkisian CA, Prohaska TR, Wong MD, Hirsch S, Mangione CM. The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20(10):911-5


Funding Opportunities


Mentored Research Scientist Development Award


Resources and Web links

NIH new educational tool on dry mouth

National Diabetes Education Program releases older adult-specific The Power to Control Diabetes is in Your Hands

American Society on Aging publishes Diabetes Prevention and Management: Small Steps With Big Rewards

University of Nebraska Lancaster County Extension Program has hand-washing promotion materials for the flu season

Iowa State University Extension offers MyPyramid resources and 2006 nutrition calendars for $1



Bouillanne O, Morineau G, Dupont C, Coulombel I, Vincent JP, Nicolis I, Benazeth S, Cynober L, Aussel C. Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index: a new index for evaluating at-risk elderly medical patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(4):777-83.

Cesari M, Kritchevsky SB, Penninx BW, Nicklas BJ, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Tylavsky FA, Brach JS, Satterfield S, Bauer DC, Visser M, Rubin SM, Harris TB, Pahor M. Prognostic value of usual gait speed in well-functioning older people-results from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1675-80.

Chan AS, Ho YC, Cheung MC, Albert MS, Chiu HF, Lam LC. Association between mind-body and cardiovascular exercises and memory in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1754-60.

Daviglus ML. Health care costs in old age are related to overweight and obesity earlier in life. Health Aff. 2005;Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Elias MF, Sullivan LM, D'Agostino RB, Elias PK, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Seshadri S, Au R, Beiser A, Wolf PA. Homocysteine and cognitive performance in the Framingham offspring study: age is important. Am J Epidemiol. 2005;162(7):644-53.

Haight T, Tager I, Sternfeld B, Satariano W, Van der Laan M. Effects of body composition and leisure-time physical activity on transitions in physical functioning in the elderly. Am J Epidemiol. 2005;162(7):607-17.

Hughes SL, Williams B, Molina LC, Bayles C, Bryant LL, Harris JR, Hunter R, Ivey S, Watkins K. Characteristics of physical activity programs for older adults: results of a multisite survey. Gerontologist. 2005;45(5):667-75.

Iglehart JK. Medicare: Identifying the challenges that lie ahead. Health Aff. 2005;Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Joyce GF, Keeler EB, Shang B, Goldman DP. The lifetime burden of chronic disease among the elderly. Health Aff. 2005;Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Kagansky N, Berner Y, Koren-Morag N, Perelman L, Knobler H, Levy S. Poor nutritional habits are predictors of poor outcome in very old hospitalized patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(4):784-91.

Lakdawalla DN, Goldman DP, Shang B. The health and cost consequences of obesity among the future elderly. Health Aff. 2005;Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Langkamp-Henken B, Hudgens J, Stechmiller JK, Herrlinger-Garcia KA. Mini Nutritional Assessment and screening scores are associated with nutritional indicators in elderly people with pressure ulcers. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105(10):1590-6.

Liu-Ambrose TY, Khan KM, Eng JJ, Gillies GL, Lord SR, McKay HA. The beneficial effects of group-based exercises on fall risk profile and physical activity persist 1 year postintervention in older women with low bone mass: follow-up after withdrawal of exercise. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Oct;53(10):1767-73.

Montgomery RJ, Lyn Holley P, Deichert J, Kosloski K. A profile of home care workers from the 2000 census: how it changes what we know. Gerontologist. 2005;45(5):593-600.

Mooijaart SP, Gussekloo J, Frolich M, Jolles J, Stott DJ, Westendorp RG, de Craen AJ. Homocysteine, vitamin B-12, and folic acid and the risk of cognitive decline in old age: the Leiden 85-Plus Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(4):866-71.

Newman AB, Lee JS, Visser M, Goodpaster BH, Kritchevsky SB, Tylavsky FA, Nevitt M, Harris TB. Weight change and the conservation of lean mass in old age: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(4):872-8.

Olshansky SJ. Projecting the future of U.S. health and longevity. Health Aff. 2005;Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Pang MY, Eng JJ, Dawson AS, McKay HA, Harris JE. A community-based fitness and mobility exercise program for older adults with chronic stroke: a randomized, controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(10):1667-74.

Rasulo D, Christensen K, Tomassini C. The influence of social relations on mortality in later life: a study on elderly Danish twins. Gerontologist. 2005;45(5):601-8.

Ritchie JD, Miller CK, Smiciklas-Wright H. Tanita foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analysis system validated in older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105(10):1617-9.

Van Praag H, Shubert T, Zhao C, Gage FH. Exercise enhances learning and hippocampal neurogenesis in aged mice. J Neurosci. 2005;25(38):8680-5.

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