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

November 1 , 2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Publishes evidence Report on pre-diabetes. Read the summary here


Releases its 2005 Food Code on food safety best practice


News releases relating to food safety


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and MetLife Foundation are seeking nominations of outstanding older volunteers 

November is

National Diabetes Month. American Diabetes Association and American College on Cardiology release Choose to Live, a diabetes survival guide.


Clinics in Geriatric Medicine November Issue: Obesity. Abstracts available through link.

Joint Position Statement: American Society on Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society. Obesity in older adults . Available for public viewing Nov 7, 8am.



Funding Opportunities


Technological Enhancements and Archiving for Surveys of the Elderly


Resources and Web links

USDA spotlight on Avian Influenza including

Efforts and response

Q & A

Additional factsheets

National Council on Aging Issue Brief: Best Practices in Physical Activity



Bernachon-Agache F, Bernachon E, Coussieu C, Balieu D, Essohabi N, Leurs P, Frigard B. Leptin and old person's nutrition. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(5):327-9

Dukas L, Staehelin HB, Schacht E, Bischoff HA. Better functional mobility in community-dwelling elderly is related to D-hormone serum levels and to daily calcium intake. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(5):347-51

Flicker L, MacInnis RJ, Stein MS, Scherer SC, Mead KE, Nowson CA, Thomas J, Lowndes C, Hopper JL, Wark JD. Should older people in residential care receive vitamin D to prevent falls? Results of a randomized trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(11):1881-88

Holick MF. The influence of vitamin D on bone health across the life cycle. J Nutr. 2005;135(11):2726S-7S

Keller HH, Ostbye T. Body Mass Index (BMI), BMI Change and mortality in community-dwelling seniors without dementia. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(5):316-20

Kerse N, Elley CR, Robinson E, Arroll B. Is physical activity counseling effective for older people? A cluster randomized, controlled trial in primary care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(11):1951-56

Lad H, Gott M, Gariballa S. Elderly patients compliance and elderly patients and health professional's views, and attitudes towards prescribed sip-feed supplements. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(5):310-4

Robitaille Y, Laforest S, Fournier M, Gauvin L, Parisien M, Corriveau H, Trickey F, Damestoy N. Moving forward in fall prevention: an intervention to improve balance among older adults in real-world settings. Am J Public Health. 2005;95(11):2049-56

Ryder KM, Shorr RI, Bush AJ, Kritchevsky SB, Harris T, Stone K, Cauley J, Tylavsky FA. Magnesium intake from food and supplements is associated with bone mineral density in healthy older white subjects. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53(11):1875-80

Shahar D, Shai I, Vardi H, Fraser D. Factors associated with low reported energy intake in the elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(5):300-4

Terry DF, Pencina MJ, Vasan RS, Murabito JM, Wolf PA, Hayes MK, Levy D, D'Agostino RB, Benjamin EJ. Cardiovascular risk factors predictive for survival and morbidity-free survival in the oldest-old Framingham Heart Study participants. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(11):1944-50

Van den Brink CL, Tijhuis M, van den Bos GA, Giampaoli S, Nissinen A, Kromhout D. The contribution of self-rated health and depressive symptoms to disability severity as a predictor of 10-year mortality in European elderly men. Am J Public Health. 2005;95(11):2029-34

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