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

February, 14th 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


HHS unveils two new efforts to advance pandemic flu preparedness

President’s Budget for FY 2008

Request For Proposal

Take action: Healty people, places, practices in communities projects


Statement of Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging
on the release of the FY 2008 Budget Request to Congress


USDA Food & Commodity Connection

Center of Budget and Policy Priorities

President's Budget would cut food for 440,000 low-income seniors


Five keys to safer food

Resources and Web links

Georgetown University

Long-Term Care Financing Project

ASA Connection

Environmental Hazards & Older Adults' Susceptibility to Heart Disease & Stroke

New Factsheet Translates Research on Caregiver Health Into Policy & Practice


Felson DT, Niu J, Clancy M, Sack B, Aliabadi P, Zhang Y. Effect of recreational physical activities on the development of knee osteoarthritis in older adults of different weights: The Framingham Study. Arthritis Rheum. 2007;57:6-12.

Boeckner LS, Pullen CH, Walker SN, Oberdorfer MK, Hageman PA. Eating behaviors and health history of rural midlife to older women in the midwestern United States. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:306-10.

Buatois S, Gauchard GC, Aubry C, Benetos A, Perrin P. Current physical activity improves balance control during sensory conflicting conditions in older adults. Int J Sports Med. 2007;28:53-8.

Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Taaffe DR, Nicklas BJ, Visser M, Lee JS, Nevitt M, Tylavsky FA, Rubin SM, Pahor M, Harris TB. Effects of birth cohort and age on body composition in a sample of community-based elderly. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:405-10.

Durga J, van Boxtel MP, Schouten EG, Kok FJ, Jolles J, Katan MB, Verhoef P. Effect of 3-year folic acid supplementation on cognitive function in older adults in the FACIT trial: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial. Lancet. 2007;369:208-16.

Engelen MP, Rutten EP, De Castro CL, Wouters EF, Schols AM, Deutz NE. Supplementation of soy protein with branched-chain amino acids alters protein metabolism in healthy elderly and even more in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:431-9.

Greenberg JA, Dunbar CC, Schnoll R, Kokolis R, Kokolis S, Kassotis J. Caffeinated beverage intake and the risk of heart disease mortality in the elderly: a prospective analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:392-8.

Kang JH, Cook N, Manson J, Buring JE, Grodstein F. A randomized trial of vitamin E supplementation and cognitive function in women. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:2462-8.

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;85:193-200.

Namkung Y, Ismail JA, Almanza BA, Nelson DC. Mitigating the risk of food handling in the home-delivered meal program. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:316-20.

Pasinetti GM, Zhao Z, Qin W, Ho L, Shrishailam Y, Macgrogan D, Ressmann W, Humala N, Liu X, Romero C, Stetka B, Chen L, Ksiezak-Reding H, Wang J. Caloric intake and Alzheimer's disease. Experimental approaches and therapeutic implications. Interdiscip Top Gerontol. 2007;35:159-75.

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.

Rosenberg IH. Challenges and opportunities in the translation of the science of vitamins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:325S-7S.

Van Gelder BM, Buijsse B, Tijhuis M, Kalmijn S, Giampaoli S, Nissinen A, Kromhout D. Coffee consumption is inversely associated with cognitive decline in elderly european men: the FINE Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:226-32.

Vitolins MZ, Tooze JA, Golden SL, Arcury TA, Bell RA, Davis C, Devellis RF, Quandt SA. Older adults in the rural south are not meeting healthful eating guidelines. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:265-72.

Yoon E, Shanklin CW. Food security practise in Kansas schools and health care facilities. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:325-9.

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