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

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

Of Special Interest



New updated link to the Eat Better, Move More program

White House Conference on Aging

Updates its website in preparation for conference December 10-14th, 2005


Seeks to deny gastric bypass to older adults


December 2005 e-newsletter available


National Academy for Social Insurance panel urges more federal money for long-term care

Center for Science in the Public Interest report: fruits and vegetables cause more food-borne illness than raw chicken or eggs

Funding Opportunities


International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research Training Award

Resources and Web links

The National Institute on Healthy Aging releases information on strokes in Hispanic Older Americans. Resource available in Spanish

Food and Health Communications releases new health calendar for 2006


Abbatecola AM, Ferrucci L, Ceda G, Russo CR, Lauretani F, Bandinelli S, Barbieri M, Valenti G, Paolisso G. Insulin resistance and muscle strength in older persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(10):1278-82.

American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Liberalization of the diet prescription improves quality of life for older adults in long-term care. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105(12):1955-1965.

Curns AT, Holman RC, Sejvar JJ, Owings MF, Schonberger LB. Infectious disease hospitalizations among older adults in the United States from 1990 through 2002. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(21):2514-20.

Fisher AL. Just what defines frailty? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(12);2229-2230.

Galvao DA, Taaffe DR. Resistance exercise dosage in older adults: single- versus multiset effects on physical performance and body composition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(12):2090-2097.

Greene CM, Zern TL, Wood RJ, Shrestha S, Aggarwal D, Sharman MJ, Volek JS, Fernandez ML. Maintenance of the LDL cholesterol:HDL cholesterol ratio in an elderly population given a dietary cholesterol challenge. J Nutr. 2005;135(12):2793-8.

Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Ross R. Body Mass Index is inversely related to mortality in older people after adjustment for waist circumference. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(12):2112-2118.

McFarlin BK, Flynn MG, Phillips MD, Stewart LK, Timmerman KL. Chronic resistance exercise training improves natural killer cell activity in older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(10):1315-8.

Nicklas BJ, Mychaleckyj J, Kritchevsky S, Palla S, Lange LA, Lange EM, Messier SP, Bowden D, Pahor M. Physical function and its response to exercise: associations with cytokine gene variation in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(10):1292-8.

Pajala S, Era P, Koskenvuo M, Kaprio J, Alen M, Tolvanen A, Tiainen K, Rantanen T. Contribution of genetic and environmental factors to individual differences in maximal walking speed with and without second task in older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(10):1299-303.

Ross CM. Exercise and prostate cancer: Running from AGE? Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(21):2538.

Tikhonoff V, Casiglia E, Mazza A, Scarpa R, Thijs L, Pessina AC, Staessen JA. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(12):2159-2164. 


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