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

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

Of Special Interest



AoA announces $15M in funding opportunities for States: Empowering Older People to Take Control of Their Health Through Evidence-Based Prevention Programs


NIH-funded study seeks long-lived families to help discover secrets of long & healthy life


Greater proportion of older men, women working. See original data here.


American Journal of Public Health special edition: Healthy Aging. Select articles in the Research section below.

Resources and Web links

AoA: Low Income Study Action Plan

NIH: Updated information on heart attacks

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: New Program Brief on Obesity and Overweight

American Medical Association Patient Page: Fitness for Older Adults


Bartali B, Frongillo EA, Bandinelli S, Lauretani F, Semba RD, Fried LP, Ferrucci L. Low nutrient intake is an essential component of frailty in older persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:589-93.

Bischoff HA, Staehelin HB, Willett WC. The effect of undernutrition in the development of frailty in older persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:585-9.

Blair SN, Haskell WL. Objectively measured physical activity and mortality in older adults. JAMA. 2006;296(2):216-8.

Boehmer TK, Lovegreen SL, Haire-Joshu D, Brownson RC. What Constitutes an Obesogenic Environment in Rural Communities? Am J Health Promot. 2006;20(6):411-21. (Not available on-line).

Estruch R, Martinez-Gonzalez MA, Corella D, Salas-Salvado J, Ruiz-Gutierrez V, Covas MI, Fiol M, Gomez-Gracia E, Lopez-Sabater MC, Vinyoles E, Aros F, Conde M, Lahoz C, Lapetra J, Saez G, Ros E; PREDIMED Study Investigators. Effects of a Mediterranean-style diet on cardiovascular risk factors: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(1):1-11.

Halvorsen BL, Carlsen MH, Phillips KM, Bohn SK, Holte K, Jacobs DR Jr, Blomhoff R. Content of redox-active compounds (ie, antioxidants) in foods consumed in the United States. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84(1):95-135.

Hays NP, Bathalon GP, Roubenoff R, McCrory MA, Roberts SB. Eating behavior and weight change in healthy postmenopausal women: results of a 4-year longitudinal study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61(6):608-15.

Hemmelgarn BR, Zhang J, Manns BJ, Tonelli M, Larsen E, Ghali WA, Southern DA, McLaughlin K, Mortis G, Culleton BF. Progression of kidney dysfunction in the community-dwelling elderly. Kidney Int. 2006;69(12):2155-61.

Ichimura S, Murase N, Osada T, Kime R, Homma T, Ueda C, Nagasawa T, Motobe M, Hamaoka T, Katsumura T. Age and activity status affect muscle reoxygenation time after maximal cycling exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38:1277-1281.

Keller HH. Meal programs improve nutritional risk: a longitudinal analysis of community-living seniors. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006;106:1042-8.

Kurth T, Moore SC, Gaziano JM, Kase CS, Stampfer MJ, Berger K, Buring JE. Healthy lifestyle and the risk of stroke in women. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(13):1403-9.

Mahabir S, Baer DJ, Giffen C, Clevidence BA, Campbell WS, Taylor PR, Hartman TJ. Comparison of energy expenditure estimates from 4 physical activity questionnaires with doubly labeled water estimates in postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84(1):230-6.

Manini TM, Everhart JE, Patel KV, Schoeller DA, Colbert LH, Visser M, Tylavsky F, Bauer DC, Goodpaster BH, Harris TB. Daily activity energy expenditure and mortality among older adults. JAMA. 2006;296(2):171-9.

Masotti PJ, Fick R, Johnson-Masotti A, MacLeod S. Healthy naturally occurring retirement communities: a low-cost approach to facilitating healthy aging. Am J Public Health. 2006;96:1164-70.

McKay DL, Houser RF, Blumberg JB, Goldberg JP. Nutrition information sources vary with education level in a population of older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006;106:1108-11.

McMahon JA, Green TJ, Skeaff CM, Knight RG, Mann JI, Williams SM. A controlled trial of homocysteine lowering and cognitive performance. N Engl J Med. 2006;29;354(26):2764-72.

Michelon E, Blaum C, Semba RD, Xue QL, Ricks MO, Fried LP. Vitamin and carotenoid status in older women: associations with the frailty syndrome. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:600-7.

Rauen MS, Moreira EA, Calvo MC, Lobo AS. Oral condition and its relationship to nutritional status in the institutionalized elderly population. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006;106:1112-4.

Semba RD, Bartali B, Zhou J, Blaum C, Ko CW, Fried LP. Low serum micronutrient concentrations predict frailty among older women living in the community. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:594-9.

Wilcox S, Dowda M, Griffin SF, Rheaume C, Ory MG, Leviton L, King AC, Dunn A, Buchner DM, Bazzarre T, Estabrooks PA, Campbell-Voytal K, Bartlett-Prescott J, Dowdy D, Castro CM, Carpenter RA, Dzewaltowski DA, Mockenhaupt R. Results of the first year of Active for Life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings. Am J Public Health. 2006;96:1201-9.

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