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

April 3rd , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.

Of Special Interest



New Medicare factsheet


Dramatic Changes in U.S. Aging Highlighted in New Census


EurekAlert: Older people with stronger cognitive skills walk at a safer pace. Contains link to original article

Metlife & National Alliance for Caregiving announce Family Caregiving Awards Program

Resources and Web links

National Indian Council on Aging:

American Indian/Alaska Native Elders Benefit Counselor Toolkit


Downsizing dinner

Stick to your health goals


Adler PA, Roberts BL. The use of Tai Chi to improve health in older adults. Orthop Nurs. 2006;25(2):122-126.

Ble A, Cherubini A, Volpato S, Bartali B, Walston JD, Windham BG, Bandinelli S, Lauretani F, Guralnik JM, Ferrucci L. Lower plasma vitamin E levels are associated with the frailty syndrome: The InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61(3):278-83.

Bowman SA. Television-viewing characteristics of adults: correlations to eating practices and overweight and health status. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006;3(2):A38.

Dumville JC, Miles JN, Porthouse J, Cockayne S, Saxon L, King C. Can vitamin D supplementation prevent winter-time blues? A randomised trial among older women. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(2):151-3.

Engelheart S, Lammes E, Akner G. Elderly peoples' meals. A comparative study between elderly living in a nursing home and frail, self-managing Elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(2):96-102.

Hays NP, Starling RD, Sullivan DH, Fluckey JD, Coker RH, Williams RH, Evans WJ. Effects of an ad libitum, high carbohydrate diet and aerobic exercise training on insulin action and muscle metabolism in older men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61(3):299-304.

Salminen H, Saaf M, Johansson SE, Ringertz H, Strender LE. Nutritional status, as determined by the Mini-Nutritional Assessment, and osteoporosis: a cross-sectional study of an elderly female population. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006;60:486-493.

Poulsen I, Rahm Hallberg I, Schroll M. Nutritional status and associated factors on geriatric admission. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(2):84-90.

Semba RD, Blaum CS, Bartali B, Xue QL, Ricks MO, Guralnik JM, Fried LP. Denture use, malnutrition, frailty, and mortality among older women living in the community. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(2):161-7.

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