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

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

Of Special Interest



6th Annual New Freedom Initiative Conference “Transforming Systems: Keys to Success”:

Remarks of U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging

Highlights from CMS Administrator Mark McClellen


The Trouble with Fat: Insights into Low-Fat Eating

National Institute on Aging

Expands Vital Visionaries art program aimed at debunking negative aging stereotypes

Resources and Web links


Just in Case: Emergency Readiness for Older Adults & Caregivers

Medicare Fact Sheet

National Cancer Institute: Eat 5-9 a Day for Better Health factsheets

American Society on Aging: Diabetes Prevention & Management: Small Steps With Big Rewards

AARP: Stay Sharp series

Understanding memory

Learning throughout life

Stay Sharp booklets

International Longevity Center Report: Policy Implications of Ageism in America


Living Well to 100: Special Supplement, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

De Caterina R, Zampolli A, Del Turco S, Madonna R, Massaro M. Nutritional mechanisms that influence cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006; 83:421S-6S. Review.

Dinarello CA. Interleukin 1 and interleukin 18 as mediators of inflammation and the aging process. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:447S-455S. Review.

Dwyer J. Starting down the right path: nutrition connections with chronic diseases of later life. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:415S-420S. Review.

Duff GW. Evidence for genetic variation as a factor in maintaining health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:431S-5S. Review.

Duff GW, Libby P, Ordovas JM, Reilly PR. The future of living well to 100. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:488S-490S. Review.

Geesaman BJ. Genetics of aging: implications for drug discovery and development. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:466S-9S. Review.

Greenberg AS, Obin MS. Obesity and the role of adipose tissue in inflammation and metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:461S-5S. Review.

Griffin WS. Inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:470S-4S. Review.

Kennedy ET. Evidence for nutritional benefits in prolonging wellness. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:410S-4S. Review.

Kornman KS. Interleukin 1 genetics, inflammatory mechanisms, and nutrigenetic opportunities to modulate diseases of aging. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:475S-483S. Review.

Libby P. Inflammation and cardiovascular disease mechanisms. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:456S-460S. Review.

Mundy GR. Nutritional modulators of bone remodeling during aging. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:427S-430S. Review.

Ordovas JM. Genetic interactions with diet influence the risk of cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:443S-6S. Review.

Perls TT. The different paths to 100. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:484S-7S. Review.

Stover PJ. Influence of human genetic variation on nutritional requirements. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:436S-442S. Review.

Westendorp RG. What is healthy aging in the 21st century? Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:404S-9S. Review.

Other Research

Day M. All older people should be guaranteed basic level of care. BMJ. 2006;332:810.

Locher JL, Bronstein J, Robinson CO, Williams C, Ritchie CS. Ethical issues involving research conducted with homebound older adults. Gerontologist. 2006;46:160-4.

Mukamel DB, Temkin-Greener H, Delavan R, Peterson DR, Gross D, Kunitz S, Williams TF. Team performance and risk-adjusted health outcomes in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Gerontologist. 2006;46:227-37.

Etkin CD, Prohaska TR, Harris BA, Latham N, Jette A. Feasibility of implementing the Strong for Life program in community settings. Gerontologist. 2006;46:284-92.

Fontana L. Excessive adiposity, calorie restriction, and aging. JAMA. 2006;295:1577-8.

Kaczor JJ, Ziolkowski W, Antosiewicz J, Hac S, Tarnopolsky MA, Popinigis J. The effect of aging on anaerobic and aerobic enzyme activities in human skeletal muscle. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:339-44.

Mares JA, Moeller SM. Diet and age-related macular degeneration: Expanding our view. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:733-4.

Yaggy SD, Michener JL, Yaggy D, Champagne MT, Silberberg M, Lyn M, Johnson F, Yarnall KS. Just For Us: an academic medical center-community partnership to maintain the health of a frail low-income senior population. Gerontologist. 2006;46:271-6.

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