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

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

Of Special Interest


Statement by the Assistant Secretary for Aging Carbonell regarding passage of the Older Americans Act amendments of 2006


Selected Revisions on the Older Americans Act


Nationwide study about the effect of antioxidants and fish oil on progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

American Medical Association

The FDA and drug safety: A proposal for sweeping changes


Hanson LN, Engelman HM, Alekel DL, Schalinske KL, Kohut ML, Reddy MB. Effects of soy isoflavones and phytate on homocysteine, C-reactive protein, and iron status in postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct;84:774-80.

Hiltunen LA. Are there associations between coffee consumption and glucose tolerance in elderly subjects? Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct;60:1222-5.

Leslie WS, Lean ME, Woodward M, Wallace FA, Hankey CR. Unidentified under-nutrition: dietary intake and anthropometric indices in a residential care home population. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2006 Oct;19:343-7.

Parrott MD, Young KW, Greenwood CE. Energy-containing nutritional supplements can affect usual energy intake postsupplementation in institutionalized seniors with probable Alzheimer's disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1382-7.

Pettee KK, Kriska AM, Johnson BD, Conroy MB, Mackey RH, Orchard TJ, Kuller LH. The relationship between physical activity and lipoprotein subclasses in postmenopausal women: the influence of hormone therapy. Menopause. 2006 Oct 3.

Skovgaard GR, Jensen AS, Sigler ML. Effect of a novel dietary supplement on skin aging in post-menopausal women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct;60:1201-6.

Tucker KL, Morita K, Qiao N, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham osteoporosis study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct;84:936-42.

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