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

January 18th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


HHS launches new web site promoting long-term care planning: Essential planning tool to help americans own their own future


Older Americans not discussing complementary and alternative medicine use with Doctors

FDA - Request for comments on:

Proposal to update calcium and osteoporosis health claim (end date 3-21-07)

Approaches to the regulation of conventional foods being marketed as functional foods. (end date 3-5-07)


Call for presentations in Fort Worth (Deadline 2-1-07)

Application for grants through the Jack and Eleanor Borden Fund for programs interested in starting or expanding a kosher meals program

Resources and Web links

Georgetown University

National spending for long-term care

Medicaid and long-term care


Booth SL.Vitamin K status in the elderly. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007;10:20-3.

Chiu CJ, Taylor A. Nutritional antioxidants and age-related cataract and maculopathy. Exp Eye Res. 2007;84:229-45.

Gardner EJ, Ruxton CH, Leeds AR. Black tea - helpful or harmful? A review of the evidence. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:3-18.

Lang I, Guralnik J, Wallace RB, Melzer D. What level of alcohol consumption is hazardous for older people? Functioning and mortality in U.S. and English National Cohorts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55[Epub ahead of print]

Liu BA, McGeer A, McArthur MA, Dimor AE, Aghdassi E, Davis L, Allard JP. Effect of multivitamin and mineral supplementation on episodes of infection in nursing home residents: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55[Epub ahead of print]

Lorenz M, Jochmann N, von Krosigk A, Martus P, Baumann G, Stangl K, Stangl V. Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea. Eur Heart J. 2007 Jan 9;[Epub ahead of print]

Luchsinger JA, Tang MX, Miller J, Green R, Mayeux R. Relation of higher folate intake to lower risk of Alzheimer disease in the elderly. Arch Neurol. 2007;64:86-92.

Rohde LE, de Assis MC, Rabelo ER. Dietary vitamin K intake and anticoagulation in elderly patients. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2007;10:1-5.

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