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

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

Of Special Interest



National Center for Healthcare Statistics releases:

Older patients with caregivers and assistance for activities of daily living: 1998 and 2000

Trends in Health and Aging

Complete ASN Position Statement available online: Obesity in older adults:

Villareal DT, Apovian CM, Kushner RF, Klein S. Obesity in older adults: technical review and position statement of the American Society for Nutrition and NAASO, The Obesity Society. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(5):923-34.


Releases information regarding food safety and avian influenza

Funding Opportunities


Support for conferences and scientific meetings

Resources and Web links

CDC presents on-line 5-a-day recipe book

NIH publication: Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide For Older People offers healthy holiday resources:

Healthy recipes

Delicious ways to use cranberries

Clip art resources

Color handouts


Ajrouch KJ, Blandon AY, Antonucci TC. Social networks among men and women: the effects of age and socioeconomic status. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60(6):S311-7.

Allain TJ. Vitamin D and fracture prevention-treatment still indicated but clarification needed. Age Ageing. 2005;34(6):542-4.

Chad KE, Reeder BA, Harrison EL, Ashworth NL, Sheppard SM, Schultz SL, Bruner BG, Fisher KL, Lawson JA. Profile of physical activity levels in community-dwelling older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(10):1774-84.

Fuller-Thomson E, Minkler M. Functional limitations among older American Indians and Alaska natives: findings from the Census 2000 supplementary survey. Am J Public Health. 2005;95(11):1945-8.

Kruizenga HM, Van Tulder MW, Seidell JC, Thijs A, Ader HJ, Van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren MA. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early screening and treatment of malnourished patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(5):1082-9.

Miller M, Zhan M, Havas S. High attributable risk of elevated C-reactive protein level to conventional coronary heart disease risk factors: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(18):2063-8.

Mor V. Improving the quality of long-term care with better information. Milbank Q. 2005;83(3):333-64.

Paillaud E, Herbaud S, Caillet P, Lejonc JL, Campillo B, Bories PN. Relations between undernutrition and nosocomial infections in elderly patients. Age Ageing. 2005;34(6):619-25.

Radom-Aizik S, Hayek S, Shahar I, Rechavi G, Kaminski N, Ben-Dov I. Effects of aerobic training on gene expression in skeletal muscle of elderly men. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(10):1680-96.

Rejeski WJ, Katula J, Rejeski A, Rowley J, Sipe M. Strength training in older adults: does desire determine confidence? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60(6):P335-7.

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.

Rodriguez A, Hamer DH, Rivera J, Acosta M, Salgado G, Gordillo M, Cabezas M, Naranjo-Pinto C, Leguisamo J, Gomez D, Fuenmayor G, Jativa E, Guaman G, Estrella B, Sempertegui F. Effects of moderate doses of vitamin A as an adjunct to the treatment of pneumonia in underweight and normal-weight children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(5):1090-6.

Rosenvinge SK, Starke ID. Improving care for patients with dysphagia. Age Ageing. 2005;34(6):587-593.

Skelton D, Dinan S, Campbell M, Rutherford O. Tailored group exercise (Falls Management Exercise -- FaME) reduces falls in community-dwelling older frequent fallers (an RCT). Age Ageing. 2005;34(6):636-9.

Sullivan DH, Roberson PK, Johnson LE, Bishara O, Evans WJ, Smith ES, Price JA. Effects of muscle strength training and testosterone in frail elderly males. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37(10):1664-72.

Wannamethee SG, Shaper AG, Whincup PH. Body fat distribution, body composition, and respiratory function in elderly men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(5):996-1003.

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