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

May 15th, 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


2007 Choices for Independence Program Champions


Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults

National Institue of Health News (NIH)

Can an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Slow the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease?
NIH-Supported Researchers Launch Nationwide Trial


The Urban Institute

Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of the Baby Boomers:How Changing Families Will Affect Paid Helpers and Institutions


Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services Presents

10th Annual Healthy Aging Summit

May is

Older Americans Month

Older Americans Health Week: May 21-27

National Nursing Home Week: May 13-19

National Senior Health & Fitness Day: May 31st

Resources and Web links


FDA Launches New Web Page, E-newsletter to Enhance Online Consumer Health Information Website Flyer

Featured article

Wellman NS. Prevention, prevention, prevention: nutrition for successful aging. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:741-3.


Akamine D, Filho MK, Peres CM. Drug-nutrient interactions in elderly people. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007;10:304-10.

Almanza BA, Namkung Y, Ismail JA, Nelson DC. Clients' safe food-handling knowledge and risk behavior in a home-delivered meal program. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:816-21.

Bouillanne O, Golmard JL, Coussieu C, Noel M, Durand D, Piette F, Nivet-Antoine V. Leptin a new biological marker for evaluating malnutrition in elderly patients. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:647-54.

Burke D, Hickie I, Breakspear M, Gotz J. Possibilities for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment and dementia. Br J Psychiatry. 2007;190:371-2.

Cox AM, Malani PN, Wiseman SW, Kauffman CA. Home intravenous antimicrobial infusion therapy: a viable option in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:645–50.

Desai J, Winter A, Young KW, Greenwood CE.Changes in type of foodservice and dining room environment preferentially benefit institutionalized seniors with low body mass indexes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:808-14.

Dube L, Paquet C, Ma Z, McKenzie DS, Kergoat MJ, Ferland G. Nutritional implications of patient-provider interactions in hospital settings: evidence from a within-subject assessment of mealtime exchanges and food intake in elderly patients. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:664-672.

Katula JA, Kritchevsky SB, Guralnik JM, Glynn NW, Pruitt L, Wallace K,Walkup MP, Hsu FC, Studenski SA, Gill TM, Groessl EJ, Wallace JM, Pahor M. Lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study: recruitment and baseline characteristics. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:674–83.

Klein S, Allison DB, Heymsfield SB, Kelley DE, Leibel RL, Nonas C, Kahn R. Waist circumference and cardiometabolic risk: a consensus statement from shaping America's health: association for weight management and obesity prevention; NAASO, the Obesity Society; the American Society for Nutrition; and the American Diabetes Association. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1197-1202.

McMurdo ME, Witham MD. Health and welfare of older people in care homes. BMJ. 2007;334:913-4.

Remond D, Machebeuf M, Yven C, Buffiere C, Mioche L, Mosoni L, Mirand PP. Postprandial whole-body protein metabolism after a meat meal is influenced by chewing efficiency in elderly subjects. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1286-92.

Seitzman RL, Mangione CM, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Stone KL, Cummings SR, Hochberg MC, Hillier TA, Yu F, Coleman AL. Bone mineral density and age-related maculopathy in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:740–6.

Thalacker-Mercer AE, Fleet JC, Craig BA, Carnell NS, Campbell WW. Inadequate protein intake affects skeletal muscle transcript profiles in older humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1344-52.

Tooze JA, Vitolins MZ, Smith SL, Arcury TA, Davis CC, Bell RA, Devellis RF, Quandt SA. High levels of low energy reporting on 24-hour recalls and three questionnaires in an elderly low-socioeconomic status population. J Nutr. 2007;137:1286-93.

Wellman NS. Prevention, prevention, prevention: nutrition for successful aging. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:741-3.

Woo J, Hong A, Lau E, Lynn H. A randomised controlled trial of Tai Chi and resistance exercise on bone health, muscle strength and balance in community-living elderly people. Age Ageing. 2007;36:262-8.

Zijlstra GA, van Haastregt JC, van Eijk JT, van Rossum E, Stalenhoef PA, Kempen GI. Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling, and associated avoidance of activity in the general population of community-living older people. Age Ageing. 2007;36:304-9.

Zizza CA, Tayie FA, Lino M. Benefits of snacking in older americans. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:800-6.


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