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

March 16th, 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Choices for Independence: Older Americans Act reauthorization proposal and technical clarifying amendments


New checklist to help home health care providers prepare for an influenza pandemic


Rush Institute for Healthy Aging & International Academy on Nutrition and Aging: Conference on nutrition and Alzheimer's disease/cognitive decline.

American Heart Association: Women may prevent, delay 'middle-aged spread' by lifting weights

MSNBC News Report: Exercise may slow Parkinson's downward spiral


Resources and Web links

National Institutes on Aging publication: Long Distance Caregiving

DHHS: A Review of Nursing Facility Resource Utilization Groups

USDA: Economic Research Council updates Food Consumption Survey

National Marine Fisheries Service: Informative webpage on seafood and health.

Center for the Advancement of Health: A New Vision of Aging: Helping Older Adults Make Healthier Choices

Urban Institute Report: A Profile of Frail Older Americans and Their Caregivers



Coker RH, Hays NP, Williams RH, Brown AD, Freeling SA, Kortebein PM, Sullivan DH, Starling RD, Evans WJ. Exercise-induced changes in insulin action and glycogen metabolism in elderly adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(3):433-38.

Daly RM, Brown M, Bass S, Kukuljan S, Nowson C. Calcium- and vitamin D3-fortified milk reduces bone loss at clinically relevant skeletal sites in older men: a 2-year randomized controlled trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2006;21:397-405.

Devlin AM, Clarke R, Birks J, Evans JG, Halsted CH. Interactions among polymorphisms in folate-metabolizing genes and serum total homocysteine concentrations in a healthy elderly population. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:708-13.

Janssen I, Jolliffe CJ. Influence of physical activity on mortality in elderly with coronary artery disease. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38:418-23.

Pettee KK, Brach JS, Kriska AM, Boudreu R, Richardson CR, Colbert LH, Satterfield S, Visser M, Harris TB, Ayonayon HN, Newman AB. Influence of marital status on physical activity levels among older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38:541-6.

Spigt MG, Knottnerus JA, Westerterp KA, Olde Rikkert MGM, van Schayck CP. The effects of 6 months of increased water intake on blood sodium, glomerular filtration rate, blood pressure, and quality of life in elderly (Aged 5575) men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54:397-404.

van Popele NM, Hak AE, Mattace-Raso FUS, Bots ML, van der Kuip DAM, Reneman RS, Hoeks APG, Hofman A, Grobbee DE, Witteman JCM. Impaired fasting glucose is associated with increased arterial stiffness in elderly people without diabetes mellitus: The Rotterdam Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54:438-43.

Woo JS, Derleth C, Stratton JR, Levy WC. The influence of age, gender, and training on exercise efficiency. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47(5):1049-57.

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