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

July 17th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest

Institute of Medicine

The IOM's Workshop: "Development of DRIs, 1994-2004: Lessons Learned and New Challenges", scheduled for Sept. 18-20th, 2007 in Washington, DC .
For more information and to register online.


The Office of Dietary Supplements at NIH will be hosting a conference, “Vitamin D and Health in the 21 st Century: An Update,” on Sept. 5-6th, 2007, in Bethesda, Maryland.
For more information and to register online.


Steady rise in arthritis inspires ICAA & the Arthritis Foundation to join forces for Active Aging Week, Sept. 24th - Oct. 1st

Active Aging Week

International Council on Active Aging

The Arthritis Foundation

Resources and Web links

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

2007 Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Practice Guidelines

Mathematica Policy Research

June Report: An Opportunity for Federal Leadership in Changing Diabetes: A Study of Federal Spending on Diabetes.

National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST)

NCST launches a new Web Site for Senior Transportation at:

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network

SNAP or State Nutrition Action Plan members have developed educational materials on vegetables. For more information please click here.

Highlighted Article:

Carlene Russell, States Units on Aging Nutritionists from Iowa
Russell C, Oakland MJ. Nutrition education for older adults: the Chef Charles Club. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007;39:233-4.


Aleman-Mateo H, Huerta RH, Esparza-Romero J, Mendez RO, Urquidez R, Valencia ME. Body composition by the four-compartment model: validity of the BOD POD for assessing body fat in Mexican elderly. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:830-6.

Ashe MC, Eng JJ, Miller WC, Soon JA. Disparity between physical capacity and participation in seniors with chronic disease. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1139-46.

Bleys J, Navas-Acien A, Guallar E. Selenium and diabetes: more bad news for supplements. Ann Intern Med. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Buell JS, Arsenault LN, Scott TM, Qiao Qiu W, Rosenberg IH, Folstein MF, Tucker KL. Multivitamin use and B vitamin status in a homebound elderly population. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11.

Chaput JP, Lord C, Cloutier M, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Goulet EDB, Rousseau S, Khalil A, Dionne IJ. Relationship between antioxidant intakes and class I sarcopenia in elderly men and women. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11.

Chiu CJ, Milton RC, Gensler G, Taylor A. Association between dietary glycemic index and age-related macular degeneration in nondiabetic participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:180-8.

Dangour AD, Albala C, Aedo C, Elbourne D, Grundy E, Walker D, Uauy R. A factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme on pneumonia incidence, walking capacity and body mass index in older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CENEX study protocol [ISRCTN48153354]. Nutr J. 2007;6:14 [Epub ahead of print].

Diem SJ, Blackwell TL, Stone KL, Yaffe K, Haney EM, Bliziotes MM, Ensrud KE. Use of antidepressants and rates of hip bone loss in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1240-5.

Haney EM, Chan BK, Diem SJ, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Barrett-Connor E, Orwoll E, Bliziotes MM; for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study Group. Association of low bone mineral density with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use by older men. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1246-51.

Hitz MF, Jensen J-EB, Eskildsen PC. Bone mineral density and bone markers in patients with a recent low-energy fracture: effect of 1 y of treatment with calcium and vitamin D. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:251–9.

Kane RA, Lum TY, Cutler LJ, Degenholtz HB, Yu TC. Resident outcomes in small-house nursing homes: a longitudinal evaluation of the initial green house program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:832-9.

Larsson SC, Wolk A. Magnesium intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. J Intern Med. 2007;online early.

Lin MR, Wolf SL, Hwang HF, Gong SY, Chen CY. A randomized, controlled trial of fall prevention programs and quality of life in older fallers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:499-506.

Maillot M, Darmon N, Darmon M, Lafay L, Drewnowski A. Nutrient-dense food groups have high energy costs: an econometric approach to nutrient profiling. J Nutr. 2007;137:1815-20.

Polidori MC, Mariani E, Baggio G, Deiana L, Carru C, Pes GM, Cecchetti R, Franceschi C, Senin U, Mecocci P. Different antioxidant profiles in Italian centenarians: the Sardinian peculiarity. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:922-4.

Russell C, Oakland MJ. Nutrition education for older adults: the Chef Charles Club.
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007;39:233-4.

Saldana TM, Basso O, Darden R, Sandler DP. Carbonated beverages and chronic kidney disease. Epidemiology. 2007;18:501-6.

Williams MA, Haskell WL, Ades PA, Amsterdam EA, Bittner V, Franklin BA, Gulanick M, Laing ST, Stewart KJ. Resistance exercise in individuals with and without cardiovascular disease: 2007 update: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. Circulation. 2007;online early.

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