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

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


Of Special Interest

USDA

2007 Food Assistance Research Conference

What Factors account for State-to-State Differences in Food Security?

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Food Forum Workshop about Nutritional Risk Assessment: Bridging Perspectives, Sharing Methodologies, Identifying Data Challenges

PBS Frontline

Living Old

Resources and Web links

CDC

Falls Among Older Adults: Brochures and Posters

The Hatcher Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation and FRAC

Feeding America's Families: How elected Officials can help Families in need receive Nutrition Assistance

Dairy Council of California

Health Connections newsletter

 

Research

Ames BN. Low micronutrient intake may accelerate the degenerative diseases of aging through allocation of scarce micronutrients by triage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006:17589-94.

Bartali B, Semba RD, Frongillo EA, Varadhan R, Ricks MO, Blaum CS, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Fried LP. Low micronutrient levels as a predictor of incident disability in older women. Arch Intern Med. 2006:2335-40.

Belle SH, Burgio L, Burns R, Coon D, Czaja SJ, Gallagher-Thompson D, Gitlin LN, Klinger J, Koepke KM, Lee CC, Martindale-Adams J, Nichols L, Schulz R, Stahl S, Stevens A, Winter L, Zhang S; Resources for enhancing Alzheimer's caregiver health (REACH) II Investigators. Enhancing the quality of life of dementia caregivers from different ethnic or racial groups: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:727-38.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fatalities and injuries from falls among older adults--United States, 1993-2003 and 2001-2005. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;55(45):1221-4.

Gigleux I, Gagnon J, St-Pierre A, Cantin B, Dagenais GR, Meyer F, Despres JP, Lamarche B. Moderate alcohol consumption is more cardioprotective in men with the metabolic syndrome. J Nutr.2006:3027-32.

Livingston EH, Langert J. The impact of age and medicare status on bariatric surgical outcomes. Arch Surg. 2006:1115-20.

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;84:1193-9.

Nair KS, Rizza RA, O'Brien P, Dhatariya K, Short KR, Nehra A, Vittone JL, Klee GG, Basu A, Basu R, Cobelli C, Toffolo G, Dalla Man C, Tindall DJ, Melton LJ 3rd, Smith GE, Khosla S, Jensen MD. DHEA in elderly women and DHEA or testosterone in elderly men. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:1647-59.

Nettleton JA, Harnack LJ, Scrafford CG, Mink PJ, Barraj LM, Jacobs DR Jr. Dietary flavonoids and flavonoid-rich foods are not associated with risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. J Nutr. 2006:3039-45.

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

Schaefer EJ, Bongard V, Beiser AS, Lamon-Fava S, Robins SJ, Au R, Tucker KL, Kyle DJ, Wilson PW, Wolf PA. Plasma phosphatidylcholine docosahexaenoic acid content and risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease: the Framingham Heart Study. Arch Neurol. 2006:1545-50.

Villareal DT, Holloszy JO. DHEA enhances effects of weight training on muscle mass and strength in elderly women and men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006;291:E1003-8.

 


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