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

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

Of Special Interest


Characteristics and Health of Caregivers and Care Recipients


2007 Innovation in Prevention Awards. To nominate a program or obtain additional information please visit

A Framework for Identifying High-Impact Interventions to Promote Reductions in Late-Life Disability

Improving Hispanic Elders' Health: Community Partnerships for Evidence-Based Solutions


2008 Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging. Check the for details.

Resources and Web links


Position of the American Dietetic Association: Food and Nutrition Professionals Can Implement Practices to Conserve Natural Resources and Support Ecological Sustainability. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1033-43.


Center for Health Policy Research Report: Falls, Disability and Food Insecurity Present Challenges to Healthy Aging


Apolzan JW, Carnell NS, Mattes RD, Campbell WW. Inadequate dietary protein increases hunger and desire to eat in younger and older men. J Nutr. 2007;137:1478-82.

Barnes DE, Covinsky KE, Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Yaffe K. Predicting an individuals risk of developing dementia: the Cardiovascular Health Cognition Study. Presented at: Alzheimer's Association International Conference on the Prevention of Dementia; June 8-12, 2007; Washington, DC. Abstract 01-01-02.

Candow DG, Chilibeck PD. Effect of creatine supplementation during resistance training on muscle accretion in the elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:185-8.

Challa S, Sharkey JR, Chen M, Phillips CD. Association of resident, facility, and geographic characteristics with chronic undernutrition in a nationally represented sample of older residents in u.s. Nursing homes. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:179-84.

Dauchet L, Kesse E, Czernichow S, Bertrais S, Estaquio C, Peneau S, Vergnaud AC, Chat-Yung S, Castetbon K, Deschamps V, Brindel P, Hercberg S. Dietary patterns and blood pressure change over 5-y follow-up in the SU.VI.MAX cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1650-6.

Drewnowski A, Monsivais P, Maillot M, Darmon N. Low-energy-density diets are associated with higher diet quality and higher diet costs in French adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1028-32.

Fournier LR, Ryan Borchers TA, Robison LM, Wiediger M, Park JS, Chew BP, McGuire MK, Sclar DA, Skaer TL, Beerman KA. The effects of soy milk and isoflavone supplements on cognitive performance in healthy, postmenopausal women. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:155-64.

Fujita S, Rasmussen BB, Cadenas JG, Drummond MJ, Glynn EL, Sattler FR, Volpi E. Aerobic exercise overcomes the age-related insulin resistance of muscle protein metabolism by improving endothelial function and Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin signaling. Diabetes. 2007;56:1615-22.

Gillette Guyonnet S, Abellan Van Kan G, Andrieu S, Barberger Gateau P, Berr C, Bonnefoy M, Dartigues JF, De Groot L, Ferry M, Galan P, Hercberg S, Jeandel C, Morris MC, Nourhashemi F, Payette H, Poulain JP, Portet F, Roussel AM, Ritz P, Rolland Y, Vellas B. IANA task force on nutrition and cognitive decline with aging.
J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:132-152.

Harris SS, Dawson-Hughes B. Reduced sun exposure does not explain the inverse association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with percent body fat in older adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Holt RM, Schwartz FL, Shubrook JH. Diabetes care in extended-care facilities: appropriate intensity of care? Diabetes Care. 2007;30:1454-8.

Jacobs DR, Andersen LF, Blomhoff R. Whole-grain consumption is associated with a reduced risk of noncardiovascular, noncancer death attributed to inflammatory diseases in the Iowa Women's Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1606-14.

Kodama S, Tanaka S, Saito K, Shu M, Sone Y, Onitake F, Suzuki E, Shimano H, Yamamoto S, Kondo K, Ohashi Y, Yamada N, Sone H. Effect of aerobic exercise training on serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: a meta-analysis.
Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:999-1008.

Kreijkamp-Kaspers S, Kok L, Grobbee DE, de Haan EH, Aleman A, van der Schouw YT. Dietary phytoestrogen intake and cognitive function in older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:556-62.

Lappe JM, Travers-Gustafson D, Davies KM, Recker RR, Heaney RP. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1586-91.

Low G, Molzahn AE. Predictors of quality of life in old age: a cross-validation study. Res Nurs Health. 2007;30:141-50.

Marottoli RA, Allore H, Araujo KL, Iannone LP, Acampora D, Gottschalk M, Charpentier P, Kasl S, Peduzzi P. A randomized trial of a physical conditioning program to enhance the driving performance of older persons. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22:590-7.

Marsh AP, Vance RM, Frederick TL, Hesselmann SA, Rejeski WJ. Objective assessment of activity in older adults at risk for mobility disability. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1020-6.

Mellen PB, Walsh TF, Herrington DM. Whole grain intake and cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Mortimer JA, Snowdon DA, Wu Y, Markesbery WR. Lower baseline weight and faster weight loss predict time to dement in the Nun Study. Presented at: Alzheimer's Association International Conference on the Prevention of Dementia; June 8-12, 2007; Washington, DC. Abstract P-049.

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.

Sahota O. Calcium and vitamin D reduces falls and fractures - confusion and controversy. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:176-8.

SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY, Clemons TE, Davis MD, Ferris FL 3rd, Gensler GR, Kurinij N, Lindblad AS, Milton RC, Seddon JM, Sperduto RD. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. 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.

Schroeder ET, Wang Y, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Cloutier G, Vallejo AF, Kawakubo M, Jensky NE, Coomber S, Azen SP, Sattler FR. Reliability of maximal voluntary muscle strength and power testing in older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:543-9.

Sneed J, Strohbehn CH, Gilmore SA. Impact of mentoring on food safety practices and HACCP implementation in Iowa assisted-living facilities. Top Clin Nutr. 2007;22:162-174.

Welty FK, Lee KS, Lew NS, Zhou JR. Effect of soy nuts on blood pressure and lipid levels in hypertensive, prehypertensive, and normotensive postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1060-7.

Wicherts IS, van Schoor NM, Boeke AJ, Visser M, Deeg DJ, Smit J, Knol DL, Lips P. Vitamin D status predicts physical performance and its decline in older persons. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007;92:2058-65.

Wolin KY, Glynn RJ, Colditz GA, Lee IM, Kawachi I. Long-term physical activity patterns and health-related quality of life in U.S. women. Am J Prev Med. 2007;32:490-9.

Zhao LJ, Liu YJ, Liu PY, Hamilton J, Recker RR, Deng HW. Relationship of obesity with osteoporosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007;92:1640-6.

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