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

June 2nd, 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest



Assistant Secretary testifies on Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act at House Subcommittee on Select Education Hearing. Click here for the testimony

June is

National Aphasia Awareness Month

See the National Aphasia Association information packet, including quiz, facts, and communication aids

Plus: First week of June is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Read the 2006 Emergency Assistance Guide

Resources and Web links


Free Publication helps older Hispanics improve doctor/patient communication

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

Quick Guide to Health Literacy

Prevention Communication Research Database


Alonso DO, Santos NB, Junior AJ. The meaning of physical activity for the elderly: implications on adherence: 754: 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38:S42.

Corrada MM, Kawas CH, Mozaffar F, Paganini-Hill A. Association of Body Mass Index and weight change with all-cause mortality in the elderly. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;15;163(10):938-49.

Ferrara CM, Goldberg AP, Ortmeyer HK, Ryan AS. Effects of aerobic and resistive exercise training on glucose disposal and skeletal muscle metabolism in older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:480-7.

Knoops KT, Groot de LC, Fidanza F, Alberti-Fidanza A, Kromhout D, van Staveren WA. Comparison of three different dietary scores in relation to 10-year mortality in elderly European subjects: the HALE project. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;60:746-55.

Lammes E, Akner G. Repeated assessment of energy and nutrient intake in 52 nursing home residents. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(3):222-30.

Marcellini F, Giuli C, Papa R, Malavolta M, Mocchegiani E. Psychosocial aspects and zinc status: is there a relationship with successful aging? Rejuvenation Res. 2006;9(2):333-7.

Milliken LA, Wilhelmy J, Martin CJ, Finkenthal N, Cussler E, Metcalfe L, Guido TA, Going SB, Lohman TG. Depressive symptoms and changes in body weight exert independent and site-specific effects on bone in postmenopausal women exercising for 1 year. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 May;61:488-94.

Milne AC, Avenell A, Potter J. Improved food intake in frail older people. BMJ. 2006;332(7551):1165-6.

Newman AB, Simonsick EM, Naydeck BL, Boudreau RM, Kritchevsky SB, Nevitt MC, Pahor M, Satterfield S, Brach JS, Studenski SA, Harris TB. Association of long-distance corridor walk performance with mortality, cardiovascular disease, mobility limitation, and disability. JAMA. 2006 May 3;295(17):2018-26.

Penninx BW, Pahor M, Woodman RC, Guralnik JM. Anemia in old age is associated with increased mortality and hospitalization. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:474-9.

Salonen P, Arola H, Nygard CH, Huhtala H. Associations of health, dietary and job-related factors, and mental problems with cardiovascular diseases in aging. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(3):193-202.

Sudore RL, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Satterfield S, Rosano C, Rooks RN, Rubin SM, Ayonayon HN, Yaffe K. Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(5):770-6.

Wikby K, Ek AC, Christensson L. Nutritional status in elderly people admitted to community residential homes: comparisons between two cohorts. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(3):232-8.

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