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

May 31th, 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


AoA Hosts Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series

To register & learn more about this special Webinar series

Institue of Medicine (IOM):

Prepublication copy of The Future of Disability in America


Upcoming June Events

Light the Night for Sight

National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month

Resources and Web links

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

Monthly Feature: Eating and Active Living for Healthy Aging

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

AFB Launches Web Site for Seniors:

Food Safety

Education publications about the special risks older adults face from foodborne pathogens:

USDA "Food Safety for Older Adults

FDA "Seniors and Food Safety

Basic brochure on safe food handling, Fight BAC!


Bethel MA, Sloan FA, Belsky D, Feinglos MN. Longitudinal incidence and prevalence of adverse outcomes of diabetes mellitus in elderly patients. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:921-7.

Brunori G, Viola BF, Parrinello G, De Biase V, Como G, Franco V, Garibotto G, Zubani R, Cancarini GC. Efficacy and safety of a very-low-protein diet when postponing dialysis in the elderly: a prospective randomized multicenter controlled study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;49:569-80.

Caan B, Neuhouser M, Aragaki A, Lewis CB, Jackson R, Leboff MS, Margolis KL, Powell L, Uwaifo G, Whitlock E, Wylie-Rosett J, Lacroix A. Calcium plus vitamin d supplementation and the risk of postmenopausal weight gain. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:893-902.

Church TS, Earnest CP, Skinner JS, Blair SN. Effects of different doses of physical activity on cardiorespiratory fitness among sedentary, overweight or obese postmenopausal women with elevated blood pressure: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007;297:2081-91.

Dobnig H, Piswanger-Solkner JC, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Tiran A, Strele A, Maier E, Maritschnegg P, Riedmuller G, Brueck C, Fahrleitner-Pammer A. Hip and nonvertebral fracture prediction in nursing home patients: role of bone ultrasound and bone marker measurements. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007;92:1678-86.

Kamimura A, Banaszak-Holl J, Berta W, Baum JA, Weigelt C, Mitchell W. Do corporate chains affect quality of care in nursing homes? The role of corporate standardization. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007;32:168-178.

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Weatherspoon L, Schiffman RF. Previous experience with older adults positively affects nutrition students' attitudes toward this age group. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007;39:150-6.

Mamhidir AG, Karlsson I, Norberg A, Mona K. Weight increase in patients with dementia, and alteration in meal routines and meal environment after integrity promoting care. J Clin Nurs. 2007;16:987-96.

McNeill G, Avenell A, Campbell MK, Cook JA, Hannaford PC, Kilonzo MM, Milne AC, Ramsay CR, Seymour DG, Stephen AI, Vale LD. Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation on cognitive function in men and women aged 65 years and over: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2007;6:1-5.

Mead GE, Greig CA, Cunningham I, Lewis SJ, Dinan S, Saunders DH, Fitzsimons C, Young A. Stroke: a randomized trial of exercise or relaxation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:892–9.

Muramatsu N, Yin H, Campbell RT, Hoyem RL, Jacob MA, Ross CO. Risk of nursing home admission among older Americans: does states' spending on home- and community-based services matter? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62:S169-78.

Parekh N, Chappell RJ, Millen AE, Albert DM, Mares JA. Association between vitamin D and age-related macular degeneration in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 through 1994. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:661-9.

Peters U, Leitzmann MF, Chatterjee N, Wang Y, Albanes D, Gelmann EP, Friesen MD, Riboli E, Hayes RB. Serum lycopene, other carotenoids, and prostate cancer risk: a nested case-control study in the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer screening trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007;16:962-8.

SanGiovanni, Chew EY, Clemons TE, Davis MD, Ferris III FL, Gensler GR, Kurinij N, Lindblad AS, Milton RC, Seddon JM, Sperduto RD. The relationship of dietary lipid intake and age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS report No. 20. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:671-9.

Schatzkin A, Mouw T, Park Y, Subar AF, Kipnis V, Hollenbeck A, Leitzmann MF, Thompson FE. Dietary fiber and whole-grain consumption in relation to colorectal cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1353-60.

Storch A, Jost WH, Vieregge P, Spiegel J, Greulich W, Durner J, Muller T, Kupsch A, Henningsen H, Oertel WH, Fuchs G, Kuhn W, Niklowitz P, Koch R, Herting B, Reichmann H. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on symptomatic effects of coenzyme Q10 in parkinson disease. Arch Neurol. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Tsai AC, Liou JC, Chang MC, Chuang YL. Influence of diet and physical activity on aging-associated body fatness and anthropometric changes in older Taiwanese. Nutr Res. 2007;27:245–51.

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