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

February 1st , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Announces the theme for this year's Older Americans Month: “Independence + Dignity + Choice = Healthy Aging”

Resources and Web links

NIHSeniorHealth: New interactive topics:


Heart failure


USDA ERS publication: Rural Hispanics At A Glance

GAO: Government Accountability Office: Nursing Homes: Despite Increased Oversight, Challenges Remain in Ensuring High-Quality Care and Resident Safety

WHO: Avian influenza guide

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the HIP Health Plan of New York: Care for the Family Caregiver:  A Place to Start

Commonwealth Fund Report: Health Coverage for Aging Baby Boomers: Findings from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of Older Adults

February is

National Heart Month. Take a quiz and view the American Heart Association cookbooks


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

Gjesdal CG, Vollset SE, Ueland PM, Refsum H, Drevon CA, Gjessing HK, Tell GS. Plasma total homocysteine level and bone mineral density: the Hordaland Homocysteine Study. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(1):88-94.

Hall B, Brown JL. Food security among older adults in the United States. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2006;20:329-38.

He FJ, Nowson CA, MacGregor GA. Fruit and vegetable consumption and stroke: meta-analysis of cohort studies. Lancet. 2006;367:320-6.

Larson EB, Wang L, Bowen JD, McCormick WC, Teri L, Crane P, Kukull W. Exercise is associated with reduced risk for incident dementia among persons 65 years of age and older. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:73-81.

Meyer TE, Kovacs SJ, Ehsani AA, Klein S, Holloszy JO, Fontana L. Long-term caloric restriction ameliorates the decline in diastolic function in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47:398-402.

Mukamal KJ, Chung H, Jenny NS, Kuller LH, Longstreth WT Jr, 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;54(1):30-7.

Penninx BW, Pluijm SM, Lips P, Woodman R, Miedema K, Guralnik JM, Deeg DJ. Late-life anemia is associated with increased risk of recurrent falls. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53:2106-11.

Rousset S, Droit-Volet S, Boirie Y. Change in protein intake in elderly French people living at home after a nutritional information program targeting protein consumption. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006;106:253-61.

Sacks FM, Lichtenstein A, Van Horn L, Harris W, Kris-Etherton P, Winston M. . Soy protein, isoflavones, and cardiovascular health. An American Heart Association Science Advisory for professionals from the Nutrition Committee. Circulation. 2006 Jan 17; [Epub ahead of print].

Sergi G, Coin A, Enzi G, Volpato S, Inelmen EM, Buttarello M, Peloso M, Mulone S, Marin S, Bonometto P. Role of visceral proteins in detecting malnutrition in the elderly. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006;60:203-9.

Simonsick EM, Fan E, Fleg JL. Estimating cardiorespiratory fitness in well-functioning older adults: treadmill validation of the long distance corridor walk. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(1):127-32.

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