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

April 27th, 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


Older Americans: Making Food & Nutrition Choices for a Healthier Future: The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in the US Administration on Aging Choices for Independence

Integrating Food & Nutrition Services into the US Administration on Aging's Choices for Independence : A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK for Nutritionists & Administrators in State Units on Aging & Indian Tribal Organizations


Assistant Secretary for Aging Announces AoA Strategic Action Plan 2007- 2012


Report on Health Information Exchange in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH)

Older Adults: Depression & Suicide Facts

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Nursing Homes: Efforts to Strengthen Federal Enforcement Have Not Deterred Some Homes from Repeatedly Harming Residents

Summary of report


May is

American Stroke Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Resources and Web links


New Web site designed to improve the usability and performance of


Al Snih S, Ottenbacher KJ, Markides KS, Kuo YF, Eschbach K, Goodwin JS. The effect of obesity on disability vs mortality in older americans. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:774-80.

Carnethon MR, Biggs ML, Barzilay JI, Smith NL, Vaccarino V, Bertoni AG, Arnold A, Siscovick D. Longitudinal association between depressive symptoms and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in older adults: the cardiovascular health study. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:802-7.

de Frias CM, Bunce D, Wahlin A, Adolfsson R, Sleegers K, Cruts M, Van Broeckhoven C, Nilsson LG. Cholesterol and triglycerides moderate the effect of apolipoprotein E on memory functioning in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62:112-8.

Elavsky S, McAuley E. Physical activity and mental health outcomes during menopause: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Behav Med. 2007;33:132-42.

Goetzel RZ, Shechter D, Ozminkowski RJ, Stapleton DC, Lapin PJ, McGinnis JM, Gordon CR, Breslow L. Can health promotion programs save Medicare money? Clin Interv Aging. 2007;online early.

Houston DK, Cesari M, Ferrucci L, Cherubini A, Maggio D, Bartali B, Johnson MA, Schwartz GG, Kritchevsky SB. Association between vitamin D status and physical performance: the InCHIANTI study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:440-6.

Hypponen E, Power C. Hypovitaminosis D in British adults at age 45 y: nationwide cohort study of dietary and lifestyle predictors. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:860-8.

Iglay HB, Thyfault JP, Apolzan JW, Campbell WW. Resistance training and dietary protein: effects on glucose tolerance and contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in older persons. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1005-13.

Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Oxman MN. Augmenting immune responses to varicella zoster virus in older adults: a randomized, controlled trial of tai chi. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:511-7.

Mahoney JE, Shea TA, Przybelski R, Jaros L, Gangnon R, Cech S, Schwalbe A. Kenosha county falls prevention study: a randomized, controlled trial of an intermediate-intensity, community-based multifactorial falls intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:489-98.

McMahon JA, Skeaff CM, Williams SM, Green TJ. Lowering homocysteine with B vitamins has no effect on blood pressure in older adults. J Nutr. 2007;137:1183-7.

Ostbye T, Dement JM, Krause KM. Obesity and workers' compensation: results from the duke health and safety surveillance system. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:766-73.

Ritz P, Prod'homme F, Berger V, Piquet M, Sallé A, Berrut G. Nutritional risk score is not sensitive enough to predict weight loss in diseased elderly subjects. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;online early.

Simmons SF, Bertrand R, Shier V, Sweetland R, Moore TJ, Hurd DT, Schnelle JF. A preliminary evaluation of the paid feeding assistant regulation: impact on feeding assistance care process quality in nursing homes. Gerontologist. 2007;47:184-92.

Suominen MH, Hosia-Randell HMV, Muurinen S, Peiponen A, Routasalo P, Soini H, Suur-Uski I, Pitkala KH. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation among aged residents in nursing homes. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;online early.

Yaffe K, Haan M, Blackwell T, Cherkasova E, Whitmer RA, West N. Metabolic syndrome and cognitive decline in elderly Latinos: findings from the Sacramento area Latino study of aging study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:75862.

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