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

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

Of Special Interest


Make your calories count: Use the nutrition facts label for healthy weight management


Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey (En Español)

Household Food Security 2005

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Proposal to require nursing homes to install sprinklers

Harvard School of Public Health

Most Americans willing to make major changes in event of pandemic flu outbreak


Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly, makes it easier to get food benefits

Resources and Web links

Food and Health Communications

2007 Food and Nutrition Health Calendar

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Role of calcium in peri- and postmenopausal women: 2006 position statement

Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC)

Food Stamp access in urban America: A city-by-city snapshot

Guide to Food Stamp outreach collaborations


Osteoporosis website at


Cawthon PM, Harrison SL, Barrett-Connor E, 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;54(11):1649-57.

Dumartheray EW, Krieg MA, Cornuz J, Whittamore DR, Lanham-New SA, Burckhardt P. Energy and nutrient intake of Swiss women aged 75-87 years. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2006;19(6):431-435.

Gallagher D. Weight loss in older women: influences on body composition. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84(5):957-8.

Karppanen H, Mervaala E. Sodium intake and hypertension. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2006;49(2):59-75.

Mazzali G, Di Francesco V, Zoico E, Fantin F, Zamboni G, Benati C, Bambara V, Negri M, Bosello O, Zamboni M. Interrelations between fat distribution, muscle lipid content, adipocytokines, and insulin resistance: effect of moderate weight loss in older women.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84(5):1193-9.

Nahin RL, Fitzpatrick AL, Williamson JD, Burke GL, Dekosky ST, Furberg C; for the GEM Study Investigators. 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;54(11):1725-35.

Steele M, Munch G. Healthy nutrition and selected micronutrients can delay the cognitive decline in the elderly. Exp Gerontol. 2006 Nov.[Epub ahead of print]

Solfrizzi V, Colacicco AM, D'Introno A, Capurso C, Torres F, Rizzo C, Capurso A, Panza F. Dietary intake of unsaturated fatty acids and age-related cognitive decline: a 8.5-year follow-up of the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2006;27(11):1694-704.

Woo J, Lynn H, Lau WY, Leung J, Lau E, Wong SY, Kwok T. Nutrient intake and psychological health in an elderly Chinese population. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006;21(11):1036-43.

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