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

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

Of Special Interest


Choices for independence: A national leadership summit


Annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research 2005

Resources and Web links

U.S. Department of Agriculture: The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2006 midyear report


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

Byles J, Young A, Furuya H, Parkinson L. A Drink to Healthy Aging: The association between older women's use of alcohol and their health-related quality of life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1341-7.

Ebihara T, Ebihara S, Maruyama M, Kobayashi M, Itou A, Arai H, Sasaki H. A randomized trial of olfactory stimulation using black pepper oil in older people with swallowing dysfunction. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1401-6.

Gao X, Martin A, Lin H, Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. {alpha}-tocopherol intake and plasma concentration of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders is associated with dietary intake pattern. J Nutr. 2006 Oct;136:2574-9.

Germain I, Dufresne T, Gray-Donald K. A novel dysphagia diet improves the nutrient intake of institutionalized elders. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Oct;106:1614-23.

Goodrow EF, Wilson TA, Houde SC, Vishwanathan R, Scollin PA, Handelman G, Nicolosi RJ. Consumption of one egg per day increases serum lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in older adults without altering serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations. J Nutr. 2006 Oct;136:2519-24.

Johnson EJ, Schaefer EJ. Potential role of dietary n-3 fatty acids in the prevention of dementia and macular degeneration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;83:1494S-1498S.

McNeill AM, Katz R, Girman CJ, Rosamond WD, Wagenknecht LE, Barzilay JI, Tracy RP, Savage PJ, Jackson SA. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease in older people: the cardiovascular health study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1317-24.

Sharkey JR, Ory MG, Branch LG. Severe elder obesity and 1-year diminished lower extremity physical performance in homebound older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1407-13.

Simmons SF, Patel AV. Nursing home staff delivery of oral liquid nutritional supplements to residents at risk for unintentional weight loss. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1372-6.

Xia C, McCutcheon H. Mealtimes in hospital - who does what? J Clin Nurs. 2006 Oct;15:1221-7.

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