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

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

Of Special Interest



May is Older American's Month

Announces Reconnect to Your Health! campaign for women. See website for statistics, health tools,and publications


Free web conference for health care purchasers and providers: Pay for performance: Practical Guidance for Decisionmaking and the Latest Evidence.


Wall Street Journal article 04-25-06: Protecting Your Bones: New Evidence Helps Clarify the Benefits of Calcium

May is also

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

See The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website for planning tips and data resources

Resources and Web links

AHRQ: B Vitamins and Berries and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders

FDA Manuals: Managing Food Safety

For Voluntary Use of HACCP Principles for Operators of Food Service and Retail Establishments

For Applying HACCP Principles to Risk-based Retail & Food Service Inspections, and Evaluating Voluntary Food Safety Management Systems

National Center For Health Statistics: Health Characteristics of Adults 55 Years of Age and Over: United States, 2000-2003

University at Albany: Center for Health Workforce Studies: The Impact of the Aging Population on the Health Workforce in the United States


Cesari M, Leeuwenburgh C, Lauretani F, Onder G, Bandinelli S, Maraldi C, Guralnik JM, Pahor M, Ferrucci L. Frailty syndrome and skeletal muscle: results from the Invecchiare in Chianti study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1142-8.

Di Francesco V, Zamboni M, Zoico E, Mazzali G, Dioli A, Omizzolo F, Bissoli L, Fantin F, Rizzotti P, Solerte SB, Micciolo R, Bosello O. Unbalanced serum leptin and ghrelin dynamics prolong postprandial satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly: another reason for the "anorexia of aging". Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1149-52.

Green SM, Watson R. Nutritional screening and assessment tools for older adults: literature review. J Adv Nurs. 2006;54(4):477-90.

Holtzer R, Verghese J, Xue X, Lipton RB. Cognitive processes related to gait velocity: results from the Einstein Aging Study. Neuropsychology. 2006;20(2):215-23.

Mitchell RE, Ash SL, McClelland JW. Nutrition education among low-income older adults: a randomized intervention trial in congregate nutrition sites. Health Educ Behav. 2006;33(3):374-92.

Neno R, Neno M. Promoting a healthy diet for older people in the community. Nurs Stand. 2006;20(29):59-65; quiz 66. Review.

Perera S, Mody SH, Woodman RC, Studenski SA. Meaningful change and responsiveness in common physical performance measures in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(5):743-9.

Roberts SB, Rosenberg I. Nutrition and aging: changes in the regulation of energy metabolism with aging. Physiol Rev. 2006;86(2):651-67. Review.

Scarmeas N, Stern Y, Tang MX, Mayeux R, Luchsinger JA. Mediterranean diet and risk for Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol. 2006 Apr 18.

Vallejo AF, Schroeder ET, Zheng L, Jensky NE, Sattler FR. Cardiopulmonary responses to eccentric and concentric resistance exercise in older adults. Age Ageing. 2006;35:291-7.

Villareal DT, Banks M, Sinacore DR, Siener C, Klein S. Effect of weight loss and exercise on frailty in obese older adults. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:860-6.

Waijers PM, Ocke MC, van Rossum CT, Peeters PH, Bamia C, Chloptsios Y, van der Schouw YT, Slimani N, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB. Dietary patterns and survival in older Dutch women.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1170-6.


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