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

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

Of Special Interest



Save the Date!

Choices for Independence: A National Leadership Summit, December 5-6, 2006

See logistical information or register on-line

Resources and Web links

FDA: Maturity Health Matters Newsletter archive

National Center on Health Statistics: Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being

Commonwealth Fund Reports:

Twenty Common Nursing Home Problems and the Laws to Resolve Them

Transforming Long-Term Care: Giving Residents a Place to Call "Home"


Aspray TJ, Francis RM. Fracture prevention in care home residents: is vitamin D supplementation enough? Age Ageing. 2006;35:455-6.

Dominguez LJ, Barbagallo M, Lauretani F, Bandinelli S, Bos A, Corsi AM, Simonsick EM, Ferrucci L. Magnesium and muscle performance in older persons: the InCHIANTI study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84:419-26.

Eussen SJ, de Groot LC, Joosten LW, Bloo RJ, Clarke R, Ueland PM, Schneede J, Blom HJ, Hoefnagels WH, van Staveren WA. Effect of oral vitamin B-12 with or without folic acid on cognitive function in older people with mild vitamin B-12 deficiency: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84:361-70.

Hewitt CE, Torgerson DJ. Using dietetic assistants to improve the outcome of hip fracture. Age Ageing. 2006;35:544-5.

Law M, Withers H, Morris J, Anderson F. Vitamin D supplementation and the prevention of fractures and falls: results of a randomised trial in elderly people in residential accommodation. Age Ageing. 2006;35:482-486.

Paddon-Jones D. Interplay of stress and physical inactivity on muscle loss: Nutritional countermeasures. J Nutr. 2006;136:2123-6.

Price GM, Uauy R, Breeze E, Bulpitt CJ, Fletcher AE. Weight, shape, and mortality risk in older persons: elevated waist-hip ratio, not high body mass index, is associated with a greater risk of death. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84:449-460.

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