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

January 15th , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Senior transportation resources: the transportation toolbox. See the executive summary and presentation


National Center for Health Statistics announces early release of selected estimates based on data from National Health Interview Survey


AJCN: Simple appetite questionnaire predicts weight loss in community-dwelling adults

AARP: Results from Five-City Panel Study on Walking


Funding Opportunities


Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award

Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity


Resources and Web links

DHHS Prevention Report includes:

Health Challenges Faced by Older Adults

A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

National Center for Health Statistics releases: Health, United States, 2005 with Special Feature on Adults 55-64 Years

IFIC: Food For Thought VI about media coverage of nutrition topics. Read the executive summary and full report



Bengmark S. Impact of nutrition on ageing and disease. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2006;9(1):2-7.

Domini LM, De Felice MR, Tagliaccica A, De Bernardini L, Cannella C. Nutritional status and evolution of pressure sores in geriatric patients. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(6):446-54.

Eleanor M. Simonsick, Ellen Fan, Jerome L. Fleg. Estimating cardiorespiratory fitness in well-functioning older adults: Treadmill validation of the long distance corridor walk. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;51(4):127-132.

Fujita S, Volpi E. Amino acids and muscle loss with aging. J Nutr. 2006;136(1):277S-80S.

Joosten E. What is the clinical significance of the oral iron absorption test for the elderly? J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(6):387-9.

Katula JA, Sipe M, Rejeski WJ, Focht BC. Strength training in older adults: An empowering intervention. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):106-11.

Krivickas LS, Fielding RA, Murray A, Callahan D, Johansson A, Dorer DJ, Frontera WR. Sex differences in single muscle fiber power in older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):57-63.

Kuo HK, Jones RN, Milberg WP, Tennstedt S, Talbot L, Morris JN, Lipsitz LA. Cognitive function in normal-weight, overweight, and obese older adults: An analysis of the advanced cognitive training for independent and vital elderly cohort. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;51(4): 97-103.

Martin Ginis KA, Latimer AE, Brawley LR, Jung ME, Hicks AL. Weight training to activities of daily living: Helping older adults make a connection. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):116-21.

Mihalko SL, Wickley KL, Sharpe BL. Promoting physical activity in independent living communities. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):112-5.

Milne AC, Avenell A, Potter J. Meta-analysis: Protein and energy supplementation in older people. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(1):37-48.

Mukamal KJ0, Chung H, Jenny NS, Kuller LH, Longstreth WT, Mittleman MA, Burke GL, Cushman M, Psaty BM, Siscovick DS. Alcohol consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in older adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;51(4):30-37.

Niedert KC; 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):1955-65.

Ray AL, Semba RD, Walston J, Ferrucci L, Cappola AR, Ricks MO, Xue QL, Fried LP. Low serum selenium and total carotenoids predict mortality among older women living in the community: The Women's Health and Aging Studies. J Nutr. 2006;136(1):172-6.

Rejeski WJ, Brawley LR. Functional health: innovations in research on physical activity with older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):93-9.

Rejeski WJ, Ip EH, Katula JA, White L. Older adults' desire for physical competence. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(1):100-5.

Rolland Y, Pillard F, Garrigue E, Amouyal K, Riviere D, Vellas B. Nutritional intake and recreational physical activity in healthy elderly women living in the community. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(6):397-402.

Sahyoun NR, Jacques PF, Zhang XL, Juan W, McKeown NM. Whole-grain intake is inversely associated with the metabolic syndrome and mortality in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83(1):124-31.

Sharkey JR. Longitudinal examination of homebound older adults who experience heightened food insufficiency: effect of diabetes status and implications for service provision. Gerontologist. 2005;45(6):773-82.

Simmons SF, Levy-Storms L. The effect of dining location on nutritional care quality in nursing homes. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005;9(6):434-9.

Stott DJ, MacIntosh G, Lowe GD, Rumley A, McMahon AD, Langhorne P, Tait RC, O'Reilly DS, Spilg EG, MacDonald JB, MacFarlane PW, Westendorp RG. Randomized controlled trial of homocysteine-lowering vitamin treatment in elderly patients with vascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(6):1320-6.

Van Leeuwen R, Boekhoorn S, Vingerling JR, Witteman JC, Klaver CC, Hofman A, de Jong PT. Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration. JAMA. 2005;294(24):3101-7.

Wilson MM, Thomas DR, Rubenstein LZ, Chibnall JT, Anderson S, Baxi A, Diebold MR, Morley JE. Appetite assessment: simple appetite questionnaire predicts weight loss in community-dwelling adults and nursing home residents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Nov;82(5):1074-81.

Yan LL, Daviglus ML, Liu K, Stamler J, Wang R, Pirzada A, Garside DB, Dyer AR, Van Horn L, Liao Y, Fries JF, Greenland P. Midlife body mass index and hospitalization and mortality in older age. JAMA. 2006;295(2):190-8.

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