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

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

Of Special Interest

University of Wisconsin-Extension

The 13th Annual "Current Concepts in Nutrition and Aging" conference, scheduled for Sept. 13th, 2007 in Madison, Wisconsin. Program information & Brochure.

Resources and Web links


Position of the American Dietetic Association: Oral Health and Nutrition. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1418-28.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Emergency Preparedness Atlas: US Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities


Growing Older in America: The Health & Retirement Study

New York City Department for the Aging

Senior Center Utilization Study Report 2 Meal Utilization: Breakfast & Lunch


September is:

Healthy Aging Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Women's Health & Fitness Day (last Wed)


Agnihotri P, Telfer M, Butt Z, Jella A, Cella D, Kozma CM, Ahuja M, Riaz S, Akamah J. Chronic anemia and fatigue in elderly patients: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover exploratory study with Epoetin Alfa. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Austin N, Devine A, Dick I, Prince R, Bruce D. Fear of falling in older women: a longitudinal study of incidence, persistence, and predictors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Avenell A, Cook JA, MacLennan GS, MacPherson GC. Vitamin D supplementation to prevent infections: a sub-study of a randomised placebo-controlled trial in older people (RECORD trial, ISRCTN 51647438). Age Ageing. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Bitler CM, Matt K, Irving M, Hook G, Yusen J, Eagar F, Kirschner K, Walker B, Crea R. Olive extract supplement decreases pain and improves daily activities in adults with osteoarthritis and decreases plasma homocysteine in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Nutr Res. 2007;27:470-7.

Bixby WR, Spalding TW, Haufler AJ, Deeny SP, Mahlow PT, Zimmerman JB, Hatfield BD. The unique relation of physical activity to executive function in older men and women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1408-16.

Buchman AS, Wilson RS, Boyle PA, Tang Y, Fleischman DA, Bennett DA. Physical activity and leg strength predict decline in mobility performance in older persons. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Cassilhas RC, Viana VA, Grassmann V, Santos RT, Santos RF, Tufik S, Mello MT. The impact of resistance exercise on the cognitive function of the elderly. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1401-7.

Cook NR, Albert CM, Gaziano JM, Zaharris E, MacFadyen J, Danielson E, Buring JE, Manson JE. A randomized factorial trial of vitamins C and E and beta carotene in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in women: results from the Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1610-8.

Corder K, Brage S, Ekelund U. Accelerometers and pedometers: methodology and clinical application. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007;10:597-603.

Dickinson BD, Havas S; Council on Science and Public Health, American Medical Association. Reducing the population burden of cardiovascular disease by reducing sodium intake: a report of the Council on Science and Public Health. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1460-8.

Feldstein AC, Vollmer WM, Smith DH, Petrik A, Schneider J, Glauber H, Herson M. An outreach program improved osteoporosis management after a fracture.

Gallivan J, Greenberg R, Leontos C. Role of food and nutrition professionals in stemming the diabetes epidemic. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1394-7.

Gardner-Cardani J, Yonkoski D, Kerestes J. Nutrition care process implementation: a change management perspective. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1429-33.

Grasten SM, Juntunen KS, Matto J, Mykkanen OT, El-Nezami H, Adlercreutz H, Poutanen KS Mykkanen HM. High-fiber rye bread improves bowel function in postmenopausal women but does not cause other putatively positive changes in the metabolic activity of intestinal microbiota. Nutr Res. 2007;27:454-61.

Hercberg S, Ezzedine K, Guinot C, Preziosi P, Galan P, Bertrais S, Estaquio C, Briancon S, Favier A, Latreille J, Malvy D. Antioxidant supplementation increases the risk of skin cancers in women but not in men. J Nutr. 2007;137:2098-105.

Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:266-81. Review.

Kim J, Park MH, Kim E, Han C, Jo SA, Jo I. Plasma homocysteine is associated with the risk of mild cognitive impairment in an elderly Korean population. J Nutr. 2007;137:2093-7.

Kwon J, Suzuki T, Yoshida H, Kim H, Yoshida Y, Iwasa H, Sugiura M, Furuna T. Association between change in bone mineral density and decline in usual walking speed in elderly community-dwelling Japanese women during 2 years of follow-up. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:240-4.

Leslie WD, Lix LM, Tsang JF, Caetano PA; Manitoba Bone Density Program. Single-site vs multisite bone density measurement for fracture prediction. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1641-7.

Liu S, Tinker L, Song Y, Rifai N, Bonds DE, Cook NR, Heiss G, Howard BV, Hotamisligil GS, Hu FB, Kuller LH, Manson JE. A prospective study of inflammatory cytokines and diabetes mellitus in a multiethnic cohort of postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1676-85.

Logemann JA. Oropharyngeal dysphagia and nutritional management. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007;10:611-4.

Lytras A, Tolis G. Assessment of endocrine and nutritional status in age-related catabolic states of muscle and bone. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007;10:604-10.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Tangney CC, Bienias JL, Wilson RS. Associations of vegetable and fruit consumption with age-related cognitive change. Neurology. 2006;67:1370-6.

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; [Epub ahead of print].

Neuman P, Strollo MK, Guterman S, Rogers WH, Li A, Rodday AC, Safran DG. Medicare prescription drug benefit progress report: findings from a 2006 national survey of seniors. Health Aff . Published online August 21, 2007.

Piirainen L, Peuhkuri K, Backstrom K, Korpela R, Salminen S. Prune juice has a mild laxative effect in adults with certain gastrointestinal symptoms. Nutr Res. 2007;27:511-3.

Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Van Ness PH, Araujo KL, Inouye SK. Characteristics associated with delirium in older patients in a medical intensive care unit. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1629-34.

Reginster JY. Calcium and vitamin D for osteoporotic fracture risk. Lancet. 2007;370:632-4.

Sebastian RS, Cleveland LE, Goldman JD, Moshfegh AJ. Older adults who use vitamin/mineral supplements differ from nonusers in nutrient intake adequacy and dietary attitudes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1322-32.

Semba RD, Ferrucci L, Sun K, Walston J, Varadhan R, Guralnik JM, Fried LP. Oxidative stress is associated with greater mortality in older women living in the community. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Setty AR, Curhan G, Choi HK. Obesity, waist circumference, weight change, and the risk of psoriasis in women: Nurses' Health Study II. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1670-5.

Shea DG, Terza JV, Stuart BC, Briesacher B. Estimating the effects of prescription drug coverage for medicare beneficiaries. Health Serv Res. 2007;42:93349.

Stewart R, Hirani V. Dental health and cognitive impairment in an English national survey population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Summer L, Nemore P, Finberg J. Improving the Medicare Part D Program for the most vulnerable beneficiaries. Commonw Fund. May 2007. Accessed August 22, 2007.

Tang BM, Eslick GD, Nowson C, Smith C, Bensoussan A. Use of calcium or calcium in combination with vitamin D supplementation to prevent fractures and bone loss in people aged 50 years and older: a meta-analysis. Lancet. 2007;370:657-66.

Telford RD. Low physical activity and obesity: causes of chronic disease or simply predictors? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1233-40.

Tsang SN, Pycz LA, Herbold NH. Dietary supplement use among physically active multiethnic adults. Top Clin Nutr. 2007;22:246-57.

Van Horn L. American Diabetes Association 2006-2007 nutrition guidelines emphasize medical nutrition therapy and support the role of registered dietitians. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1279.

Wagner EA, Falciglia GA, Amlal H, Levin L, Soleimani M. Short-term exposure to a high-protein diet differentially affects glomerular filtration rate but not Acid-base balance in older compared to younger adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1404-8.

Wallner S, Kendall P, Hillers V, Bradshaw E, Medeiros LC. Online continuing education course enhances nutrition and health professionals' knowledge of food safety issues of high-risk populations. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1333-8.

Wolf AM, Siadaty M, Yaeger B, Conaway MR, Crowther JQ, Nadler JL, Bovbjerg VE. Effects of lifestyle intervention on health care costs: Improving Control with Activity and Nutrition (ICAN). J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1365-73.

Wyman JF, Croghan CF, Nachreiner NM, Gross CR, Stock HH, Talley K, Monigold M. Effectiveness of education and individualized counseling in reducing environmental hazards in the homes of community-dwelling older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Yoshida M, McKeown NM, Rogers G, Meigs JB, Saltzman E, D'Agostino R, Jacques PF. Surrogate markers of insulin resistance are associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juice in middle and older-aged adults. J Nutr. 2007;137:2121-7.

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