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

February 17th, 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.


Of Special Interest

News

AoA

Testimonies by Aging Network organizations at the Senate HELP Committee Roundtable on the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

FY 2007 budget request provides support for systems changes to prepare for aging and long term care needs of baby boomers

Expanded version of web-based screening tool BenefitsCheckUpRx.org

NIH

News release: Hypothermia: A cold weather hazard for seniors

USDA

Economic Research Council's Amber Waves: Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?

American Society on Aging launches Civic Engagement Program

Urban Sprawl and Obesity- Two conflicting studies:

National Center for Smart Growth: More sprawl means more weight and less walking

UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs: Sprawl doesn't cause obesity

Resources and Web links

USDA Economic Research Council: Food Stamp Program Costs and Error Rates, 1989-2001

The CommonWealth Fund: Innovative tools:

Champions for Care: A Workbook for Long-Term Care Providers

Modeling and Measuring Nursing Home Reform: The Culture Change Staging Tool

Guidance for Bathing Patients with Dementia: Bathing Without a Battle

TimeSlips: Group Storytelling Helps People with Alzheimer's

Research

Jackson RD, LaCroix AZ, Gass M, Wallace RB, Robbins J, Lewis CE, Bassford T, Beresford SA, Black HR, Blanchette P, Bonds DE, Brunner RL, Brzyski RG, Caan B, Cauley JA, Chlebowski RT, Cummings SR, Granek I, Hays J, Heiss G, Hendrix SL, Howard BV, Hsia J, Hubbell FA, Johnson KC, Judd H, Kotchen JM, Kuller LH, Langer RD, Lasser NL, Limacher MC, Ludlam S, Manson JE, Margolis KL, McGowan J, Ockene JK, O'Sullivan MJ, Phillips L, Prentice RL, Sarto GE, Stefanick ML, Van Horn L, Wactawski-Wende J, Whitlock E, Anderson GL, Assaf AR, Barad D; Women's Health Initiative Investigators. Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of fractures. N Engl J Med. 2006;354(7):669-83.

Kornman KS. Interleukin 1 genetics, inflammatory mechanisms, and nutrigenetic opportunities to modulate diseases of aging. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83(2):475S-83S.

Kuriyama S, Hozawa A, Ohmori K, Shimazu T, Matsui T, Ebihara S, Awata S, Nagatomi R, Arai H, Tsuji I. Green tea consumption and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study from the Tsurugaya Project 1. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83(2):355-61.

Lai SM, Studenski S, Richards L, Perera S, Reker D, Rigler S, Duncan PW. Therapeutic exercise and depressive symptoms after stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(2):240-7.

Lee J, Kim H, Tanenbaum S. Medicaid and family wealth transfer. Gerontologist. 2006;46(1):6-13.

Lloyd-Jones DM, Leip EP, Larson MG, D'Agostino RB, Beiser A, Wilson PW, Wolf PA, Levy D. Prediction of lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease by risk factor burden at 50 years of age. Circulation. 2006;113(6):791-8.

Prentice RL, Caan B, Chlebowski RT, Patterson R, Kuller LH, Ockene JK, Margolis KL, Limacher MC, Manson JE, Parker LM, Paskett E, Phillips L, Robbins J, Rossouw JE, Sarto GE, Shikany JM, Stefanick ML, Thomson CA, Van Horn L, Vitolins MZ, Wactawski-Wende J, Wallace RB, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Whitlock E, Yano K, Adams-Campbell L, Anderson GL, Assaf AR, Beresford SA, Black HR, Brunner RL, Brzyski RG, Ford L, Gass M, Hays J, Heber D, Heiss G, Hendrix SL, Hsia J, Hubbell FA, Jackson RD, Johnson KC, Kotchen JM, LaCroix AZ, Lane DS, Langer RD, Lasser NL, Henderson MM. Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of invasive breast cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial. JAMA. 2006;295(6):629-42.

Sands LP, Wang Y, McCabe GP, Jennings K, Eng C, Covinsky KE. Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(2):339-44.

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(2):203-9.


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