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

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

Of Special Interest


The DHHS announces a $15 million grant on prevention for older americans


Study finds "Gradient of Disability" linked to household income of older adults


Nursing home emergency preparedness and response during recent hurricanes

Census Bureau

Income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the U.S. 2005


CDC Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) 2007 Conference

The Commonwealth Fund

Transforming long-term care: Giving residents a place to call "home"

Shriver Center

Twenty common nursing home problems and the laws to resolve them

Resources and Web links

NIH News in Health (newsletter)


Adams KF, Schatzkin A, Harris TB, Kipnis V, Mouw T, Ballard-Barbash R, Hollenbeck A, Leitzmann MF. Overweight, obesity, and mortality in a large prospective cohort of persons 50 to 71 years old. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 24;355:763-78.

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 Aug;60:1009-15.

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 Aug;60:978-84.

Hallund J, Tetens I, Bugel S, Tholstrup T, Ferrari M, Teerlink T, Kjaer A, Wiinberg N. Daily consumption for six weeks of a lignan complex isolated from flaxseed does not affect endothelial function in healthy postmenopausal women. J Nutr. 2006 Sep;136:2314-8.

Lammes E, Akner G. Resting metabolic rate in elderly nursing home patients with multiple diagnoses. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(4):263-270.

Mamhidir AG, Ljunggren G, Kihlgren M, Kihlgren A, Wimo A. Underweight, weight loss and related risk factors among older adults in sheltered housing - A swedish follow-up study. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006 Jul-Aug;10:255-62.

Moeller SM, Parekh N, Tinker L, Ritenbaugh C, Blodi B, Wallace RB, Mares JA; CAREDS Research Study Group. Associations between intermediate age-related macular degeneration and lutein and zeaxanthin in the carotenoids in age-related eye disease study (CAREDS): Ancillary study of the Women's Health Initiative. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Aug;124:1151-62.

Morais JA, Chevalier S, Gougeon R. Protein turnover and requirements in the healthy and frail elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006 Jul-Aug;10:272-83.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Tangney CC, Bienias JL, Schneider JA, Wilson RS, Scherr PA. Dietary copper and high saturated and trans fat intakes associated with cognitive decline. Arch Neurol. 2006 Aug;63(8):1085-8.

Rylander R, Remer T, Berkemeyer S, Vormann J. Acid-base status affects renal magnesium losses in healthy, elderly persons. J Nutr. 2006 Sep;136:2374-7.

Saxe GA, Major JM, Nguyen JY, Freeman KM, Downs TM, Salem CE. Potential attenuation of disease progression in recurrent prostate cancer with plant-based diet and stress reduction. Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Sep;5:206-13.

Snijder MB, van Schoor NM, Pluijm SM, van Dam RM, Visser M, Lips P. Vitamin D status in relation to one-year risk of recurrent falling in older men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Aug;91:2980-5.

Thorpe KE, Howard DH. The rise in spending among medicare beneficiaries: The role of chronic disease prevalence and changes in treatment intensity. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Aug 22.

Thorpe KE, Howard DH. Rising medicare costs: The authors respond. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Aug 22.

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