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

November 2nd , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


HHS Secretary Announces Development of Physical Activity Guidelines at National Prevention Summit

Health behaviors of adults: United States, 2002-04


Choices for Independence: A National Leadership Summit


Older Americans Act reauthorization


Trends in health and aging

Nutrition monitoring in the United States

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage among persons aged >65 years: United States, 2004-05

The Commonwealth Fund

Nursing homes: Finding the good, avoiding the bad

Resources and Web links

IOM Food and Nutrition Board. The definitive summary resource about nutrient reference values: The essential guide to nutrient requirements

USDHHS and AHRQ: Guide to clinical preventive services 2006


Guide to Medicare's preventive services

Quick Guide to Health Literacy

Live Well Age Well: Live Healthy Georgia - Seniors taking charge: A community intervention report

Metlife: Market survey of nursing home and home care costs

Milbank Memorial Fund report: Public housing and supportive services for the frail elderly: A guide for housing authorities and their collaborators


Alstad T, Holmberg I, Osterberg T, Steen B, Birkhed D. Patterns of carbohydrate intake - a study of typology, associations and changes over time in an elderly Swedish population. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006 Sep-Oct;10:401-7.

Cawthon PM, Harrison SL, Barrett-Connor E, Howard A, Fink HA, Cauley JA, Lewis CE, Orwoll ES, Cummings SR. Alcohol intake and its relationship with bone mineral density, falls, and fracture risk in older men. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006 (online early)

Cournot M, Marquie JC, Ansiau D, Martinaud C, Fonds H, Ferrieres J, Ruidavets JB. Relation between body mass index and cognitive function in healthy middle-aged men and women. Neurology. 2006 Oct;67:1208-14.

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.

Kandiah J, Stinnett L, Lutton D. Visual plate waste in hospitalized patients: length of stay and diet order. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Oct;106:1663-6.

McDermott AY, Mernitz H. Exercise and older patients: prescribing guidelines. Am Fam Physician. 2006 Aug;74:437-44.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Tangney CC, Bienias JL, Wilson RS. Associations of vegetable and fruit consumption with age-related cognitive change. Neurology. 2006 Oct;67:1370-6.

Mozaffar Mozaffarian D, Rimm EB. ian D, Rimm EB. Fish intake, contaminants, and human health: evaluating the risks and the benefits. JAMA 2006 Oct;296:1885-99.

Nahin RL, Fitzpatrick AL,Williamson JD, Burke GL, DeKosky ST, Furberg C. Use of herbal medicine and other dietary supplements in community-dwelling older people: baseline data from the ginkgo evaluation of memory study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006 (online early)

Ng TP, Chiam PC, Lee T, Chua HC, Lim L, Kua EH. Curry consumption and cognitive function in the elderly. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Nov;164:898-906.

Nijs KA, de Graaf C, Siebelink E, Blauw YH, Vanneste V, Kok FJ, van Staveren WA. Effect of family-style meals on energy intake and risk of malnutrition in Dutch nursing home residents: a randomized controlled trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Sep:935-42.

Nord M, Kantor LS. Seasonal variation in food insecurity is associated with heating and cooling costs among low-income elderly Americans. J Nutr. 2006 Nov;136:2939-44.

Thorpe RJ Jr, Simonsick EM, Brach JS, Ayonayon H, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Garcia M, Kritchevsky SB; health, aging and body composition study. Dog ownership, walking behavior, and maintained mobility in late life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Sep;54:1419-24.

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