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

February, 5th 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest

U.S. House of the Representatives

Democrats File Joint Funding Resolution for FY 2007


Aging well, living well


Health, U.S. 2006, with chartbook on trends in the health of americans with special feature on pain

National Consumer Law Center

The Life and Debt Cycle: The Implications of Rising Credit Card Debt Among Older Consumers

Part 1 Part 2


Older Americans not discussing complementary and alternative medicine use with doctors

Sources of income for older persons in 2004


February is

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

American Heart Month

(Materials from the International Council on Active Aging)

National Wise Health Consumer Month

Resources and Web links

NYC Department for the Aging

Critical factors in the successful utilization of senior center meals


Bailey RL, Mitchell DC, Miller CK, Still CD, Jensen GL, Tucker KL, Smiciklas-Wright H. A dietary screening questionnaire identifies dietary patterns in older adults. J Nutr. 2007;421-6.

Blacher J, Czernichow S, Raphael M, Roussel C, Chadefaux-Vekemans B, Morineau G, Giraudier S, Tibi A, Henry O, Vayssiere M, Oudjhani M, Nadai S, Vincent JP, Bodak A, Di Menza C, Menard J, Zittoun J, Ducimetiere P. Very low oral doses of vitamin B-12 increase serum concentrations in elderly subjects with food-bound vitamin B-12 malabsorption. J Nutr. 2007;373-8.

Cameron ID, Kurrle S. Preventing falls in elderly people living in hospitals and care homes. BMJ. 2007 Jan 13;334:53-4.

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;55:49-57.

Liu BA, McGeer A, McArthur MA, Simor 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;55:35-42.

Morris MS, Jacques PF, Rosenberg IH, Selhub J. Folate and vitamin B-12 status in relation to anemia, macrocytosis, and cognitive impairment in older Americans in the age of folic acid fortification. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;193-200.

Nahin RL, Fitzpatrick AL, Williamson JD, Burke GL, Dekosky ST, Furberg C; 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;1725-35.

Oliver D, Connelly JB, Victor CR, Shaw FE, Whitehead A, Genc Y, Vanoli A, Martin FC, Gosney MA. Strategies to prevent falls and fractures in hospitals and care homes and effect of cognitive impairment: systematic review and meta-analyses. BMJ. 2007;334:82.

Richards JB, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD, Joseph L, Whitson HE, Prior JC, Goltzman D; Canadian multicentre osteoporosis study research group. Effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on the risk of fracture. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:188-94.

Ruxton CH, Gardner EJ, Walker D. Can pure fruit and vegetable juices protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease too? A review of the evidence. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2006;57:249-72.

Seaverson EL, Buell JS, Fleming DJ, Bermudez OI, Potischman N, Wood RJ, Chasan-Taber L, Tucker KL. Poor iron status is more prevalent in hispanic than in non-hispanic white older adults in Massachusetts. J Nutr. 2007;414-20.

Sundram K, Karupaiah T, Hayes K. Stearic acid-rich interesterified fat and trans-rich fat raise the LDL/HDL ratio and plasma glucose relative to palm olein in humans. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2007;4:3.

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