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

August 1st, 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest



HHS provides funding to states for alternatives to nursing home care in Medicaid

LaSalle Bank commissioned study finds:

Early death tied to lack of grocery stores


Obesity in prostate cancer patients predicts cancer recurrence and progression

Resources and Web links

NIH: Keep it Cool with Hot Weather Advice for Older People


Health and Retirement Study

Good Nutrition: It's a Way of Life

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Young at Heart, tips for older adults


Eating well as we age

Growing older, eating better

American Institute for Cancer Research: Nutrition after fifty, tips and recipes

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Food stamp information

Center for the Advancement of Health: Helping older adults make healthier choices


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.

Chubak J, Ulrich CM, Tworoger SS, Sorensen B, Yasui Y, Irwin ML, Stanczyk FZ, Potter JD, McTiernan A. Effect of exercise on bone mineral density and lean mass in postmenopausal women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38:1236-44.

Delappe E, McGreevy C, Ni Chadhain N, Grimes H, O'brien T, Mulkerrin E. Vitamin D insufficiency in older female community-dwelling acute hospital admissions and the response to supplementation. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 (e-published ahead of print)

Goyens PL, Mensink RP. Effects of alpha-linolenic acid versus those of EPA/DHA on cardiovascular risk markers in healthy elderly subjects. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006, 6:978-984

Greene PJ. Low-fat diet and weight change in postmenopausal women. JAMA. 2006, 296:394

Janssen I, Mark AE. Separate and combined influence of body mass index and waist circumference on arthritis and knee osteoarthritis. Int J Obes. 2006:1223-8.

Keller HH. The SCREEN I (Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition) index adequately represents nutritional risk. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006;59:836-41.

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

Maraldi C, Volpato S, Kritchevsky SB, Cesari M, Andresen E, Leeuwenburgh C, Harris TB, Newman AB, Kanaya A, Johnson KC, Rodondi N, Pahor M. Impact of inflammation on the relationship among alcohol consumption, mortality, and cardiac events: the health, aging, and body composition study. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(14):1490-7.

Shah RC, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, Arvanitakis Z, Evans DA, Bennett DA. Blood Pressure and Lower Limb Function in Older Persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006;61:839-843.

Stewart KJ, Ouyang P, Bacher AC, Lima S, Shapiro EP. Exercise effects on cardiac size and left ventricular diastolic function: relationships to changes in fitness, fatness, blood pressure and insulin resistance. Heart 2006;92:893-8

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