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

August 2nd, 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


NIH Office of Dietary Supplements conference, “Vitamin D and Health in the 21 st Century: An Update", Sept. 5-6th, 2007, in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information and to register online.

Office of Dietary Supplements Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program (AMRM) Stakeholders' meeting, Sept. 10th, 2007, in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information and to register online.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Nutritional Sciences Conference: 13th Annual "Current Concepts in Nutrition & Aging", Sept. 13th, 2007 at Pyle Conference Center, Madison, WI. For more information please click here.

Resources and Web links

American Academy of Ophthalmology

EyeSmart campaign — includes new set of screening recommendations & a website.


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Andel R, Johnson D. Exercise-induced oxidative stress: theory and practical implications for older adults. Aging Health. 2007;3:343-8.

Baker DW, Wolf MS, Feinglass J, Thompson JA, Gazmararian JA, Huang J. Health literacy and mortality among elderly persons. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1503-9.

Burr JA, Mutchler JE, Caro FG. Productive activity clusters among middle-aged and older adults: intersecting forms and time commitments. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62:S267-S275.

Christakis NA, Fowler JH. The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:370-9.

Dansinger ML, Tatsioni A, Wong JB, Chung M, Balk EM. Meta-analysis: the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:41-50. Review.

Donini LM, Savina C, Rosano A, Cannella C. Systematic review of nutritional status evaluation and screening tools in the elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:421-32.

Coin A, Perissinotto E, Enzi G, Zamboni M, Inelmen EM, Frigo AC, Manzato E, Busetto L, Buja A, Sergi G. Predictors of low bone mineral density in the elderly: the role of dietary intake, nutritional status and sarcopenia. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Elkan AC, Engvall IL, Tengstrand B, Cederholm T, Hafstrom I. Malnutrition in women with rheumatoid arthritis is not revealed by clinical anthropometrical measurements or nutritional evaluation tools. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Elwood PC, Pickering JE, Fehily AM. Milk and dairy consumption, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome: the Caerphilly prospective study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007;61:695-8.

Ensrud KE, Ewing SK, Taylor BC, Fink HA, Stone KL, Cauley JA, Tracy JK, Hochberg MC, Rodondi N, Cawthon PM; for the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group. Frailty and risk of falls, fracture, and mortality in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:744-51.

Fiala M, Liu PT, Espinosa-Jeffrey A, Rosenthal MJ, Bernard G, Ringman JM, Sayre J, Zhang L, Zaghi J, Dejbakhsh S, Chiang B, Hui J, Mahanian M, Baghaee A, Hong P, Cashman J. Innate immunity and transcription of MGAT-III and Toll-like receptors in Alzheimer's disease patients are improved by bisdemethoxycurcumin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:12849-54.

Fiala M. Enhancement of innate immunity by curcuminoids and hormones as a therapeutic strategy in neurodegenerative disorders. Future Neurol. 2007;2:125-7.

Frisard MI, Fabre JM, Russell RD, King CM, Delany JP, Wood RH, Ravussin E; for the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. Physical activity level and physical functionality in nonagenarians compared to individuals aged 60 74 years. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:783-8.

Gapstur SM, Khan S. Fat, fruits, vegetables, and breast cancer survivorship. JAMA. 2007;298:335-6.

Hollis JH, Henry CJ. Dietary variety and its effect on food intake of elderly adults.
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Ikeda M, Ezaki T, Moriguchi J. Levels of calcium, magnesium and zinc in urine among adult women in relation to age with special reference to menopause. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:394-401.

Kensinger EA, Garoff-Eaton RJ, Schacter DL. Effects of emotion on memory specificity in young and older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62:P208-P215.

Kicklighter JR, Whitley DM, Kelley SJ, Shipskie SM, Taube JL, Berry RC. Grandparents raising grandchildren: a response to a nutrition and physical activity intervention. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1210-3.

Kuh D, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) Preparatory Network. A life course approach to healthy aging, frailty, and capability. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:717-21.

Lord C, Chaput JP, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Labonté M, Dionne IJ. Dietary animal protein intake: association with muscle mass index in older women. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11:383-7.

McLeod KM, McCann SE, Horvath PJ, Wactawski-Wende J. Predictors of change in calcium intake in postmenopausal women after osteoporosis screening. J Nutr. 2007;137:1968-73.

Mehra R, Stone KL, Blackwell T, Israel SA, Dam TL, Stefanick ML, Redline S, for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. Prevalence and correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in older men: Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Sleep Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;online early.

Nelson ME, Rejeski WJ, Blair SN, Duncan PW, Judge JO, King AC, Macera CA, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Physical activity and public health in older adults. Recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2007;online early.

Nemoto K, Gen-no H, Masuki S, Okazaki K, Nose H. Effects of high-intensity interval walking training on physical fitness and blood pressure in middle-aged and older people. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007;82:803-11.

Neupert SD, Almeida DM, Charles ST. Age differences in reactivity to daily stressors: the role of personal control. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62:P216-P225.

Rafnsson SB, Deary IJ, Smith FB, Whiteman MC, Fowkes FG. Cardiovascular diseases and decline in cognitive function in an elderly community population: the Edinburgh Artery Study. Psychosom Med. 2007;69:425-34.

Sakakura K, Ishikawa J, Okuno M, Shimada K, Kario K. Exaggerated ambulatory blood pressure variability is associated with cognitive dysfunction in the very elderly and quality of life in the younger elderly. Am J Hypertens. 2007;20:720-7.

Schiffman SS, Sattely Miller EA, Taylor EL, Graham BG, Landerman LR, Zervakis J, Campagna LK, Cohen HJ, Blackwell S, Garst JL. Combination of flavor enhancement and chemosensory education improves nutritional status in older cancer patients.
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Scragg R, Sowers M, Bell C. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, ethnicity, and blood pressure in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Hypertens. 2007;20:713-9.

Simpson SJ, Raubenheimer D. Caloric restriction and aging revisited: the need for a geometric analysis of the nutritional bases of aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:707-13.

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Suominen MH, Hosia Randell HM, 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;11:433-7.

Vickers MR, Maclennan AH, Lawton B, Ford D, Martin J, Meredith SK, Destavola BL, Rose S, Dowell A, Wilkes HC, Darbyshire JH, Meade TW; WISDOM team. Main morbidities recorded in the women's international study of long duration oestrogen after menopause (WISDOM): a randomised controlled trial of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women. BMJ. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

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