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

September 19th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


New Freedom Initiative Caregiving Satellite Broadcast: "Supporting Caregivers Across the Life Span", Sept. 19th, 2007, 1-3:30 pm, ET


E-Newsletter: Conference Wrap Up Issue

Resources and Web links


Position of the American Dietetic Association: Dietary Fatty Acids. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1599-1611.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evidence Report: Effectiveness & Safety of Vitamin D in Relation to Bone Health


Public Health & Aging Listserv, for professionals interested in issues relating to healthy aging. Subscribe at:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Newly released CMS Manual System changes to Appendix P & Appendix PP

Current Awareness in Aging Report

Subscribe for weekly email reports to help you stay up to date with the latest developments in the field. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography of Health & Aging:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Accurate, up-to-date information on health issues affecting Hispanic seniors now available online in Spanish from the NIA at:

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Aging News blog current news & information on aging, public health, and other areas of interest.

US Census Bureau

"Poverty Rate Declines; Number of Poor Does Not", people 65 and older, the poverty rate was lower (9.4%) in 2006 than in 2005 (10.1%).
2006 Report: Income, Poverty, & Health Insurance Coverage in the US


New Diet, Health, & Safety information

The Food Safety Briefing Room: Information on the safety of the US food supply, societal impact of foodborne diseases, and the effectiveness of alternative policies & programs designed to protect consumers from unsafe food.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Aging Initiative Listserv, for professionals interested in raising awareness of the susceptibility of older persons to environmental hazards and to share information on strategies to reduce or prevent exposure.
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September is:

National Food Safety Education Month, The 2007 Theme: “Foodborne Pathogens: Your Family's Health is in Your Hands”

Active Aging Week: Sept. 24th - Oct. 1st, 2007


Caruso LB, Clough-Gorr KM, Silliman RA. Improving quality of care for urban older people with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Chang JC, Finucane TE, Christmas C, Vaughan W, Schwartz J, Leff B. Nutrition and involuntary weight loss: a pilot study of an educational intervention for nursing home surveyors. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007;8:110-4.

Chao SY, Houser RF, Tennstedt S, Jacques P, Dwyer JT. Food and nutrition care indicators: experts' views on quality indicators for food and nutrition services in assisted-living facilities for older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1590-8.

Clutter Snyder D, Sloane R, Haines PS, Miller P, Clipp EC, Morey MC, Pieper C, Cohen H, Demark-Wahnefried W. The diet quality index-revised: a tool to promote and evaluate dietary change among older cancer survivors enrolled in a home-based intervention trial. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1519-29.

Corti MC, Baggio G, Sartori L, Barbato G, Manzato E, Musacchio E, Ferrucci L, Cardinali G, Donato D, Launer LJ, Zambon S, Crepaldi G, Guralnik JM. White matter lesions and the risk of incident hip fracture in older persons: results from the progetto veneto anziani study. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1745-51.

Edwards KM, Ziegler MG, Mills PJ. The potential anti-inflammatory benefits of improving physical fitness in hypertension. J Hypertens. 2007;25:1533-42.

Groessl EJ, Kaplan RM, Rejeski WJ, Katula JA, King AC, Frierson G, Glynn NW, Hsu FC, Walkup M, Pahor M. Health-related quality of life in older adults at risk for disability. Am J Prev Med. 2007;33:214-8.

Karanja N, Lancaster KJ, Vollmer WM, Lin PH, Most MM, Ard JD, Swain JF, Sacks FM, Obarzanek E. Acceptability of sodium-reduced research diets, including the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, among adults with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107:1530-8.

Knopman DS, Edland SD, Cha RH, Petersen RC, Rocca WA. Incident dementia in women is preceded by weight loss by at least a decade. Neurology. 2007;69:739-46.

Lengyel I, Flinn JM, Peto T, Linkous DH, Cano K, Bird AC, Lanzirotti A, Frederickson CJ, van Kuijk FJ. High concentration of zinc in sub-retinal pigment epithelial deposits. Exp Eye Res. 2007;84:772-80.

Lynn J, West J, Hausmann S, Gifford D, Nelson R, McGann P, Bergstrom N, Ryan JA. Collaborative clinical quality improvement for pressure ulcers in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Makhija SK, Gilbert GH, Litaker MS, Allman RM, Sawyer P, Locher JL, Ritchie CS. Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Manios Y, Moschonis G, Trovas G, Lyritis GP. Changes in biochemical indexes of bone metabolism and bone mineral density after a 12-mo dietary intervention program: the Postmenopausal Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:781-9.

Moynihan PJ, Mulvaney CE, Adamson AJ, Seal C, Steen N, Mathers JC, Zohouri FV. The nutrition knowledge of older adults living in sheltered housing accommodation. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007;20:446-58.

Nilsson A. Effects of indigestible carbohydrates and GI of cereal products on glucose metabolism, satiety and cognitive function in healthy subjects; emphasising mechanisms for glycaemic regulation at the acute, second and third meal . [dissertation]. Getingevagen, SE. Division of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund University; 2007.

Palma D, Pickles T, Tyldesley S; Prostate cohort outcomes initiative. Obesity as a predictor of biochemical recurrence and survival after radiation therapy for prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2007;100:315-9.

Peavy GM, Lange KL, Salmon DP, Patterson TL, Goldman S, Gamst AC, Mills PJ, Khandrika S, Galasko D. The effects of prolonged stress and APOE genotype on memory and cortisol in older adults. Biol Psychiatry. 2007;62:472-8.

Piazza C, Privitera MG, Melilli B, Incognito T, Marano MR, Leggio GM, Roxas MA, Drago F. Influence of inulin on plasma isoflavone concentrations in healthy postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:775-80.

Robinson B, Artz AS, Culleton B, Critchlow C, Sciarra A, Audhya P. Prevalence of anemia in the nursing home: contribution of chronic kidney disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Scarmeas N, Luchsinger JA, Mayeux R, Stern Y. Mediterranean diet and Alzheimer disease mortality. Neurology. 2007;69:1084-93.

Schmitz KH, Hannan PJ, Stovitz SD, Bryan CJ, Warren M, Jensen MD. Strength training and adiposity in premenopausal women: Strong, Healthy, and Empowered study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:566-72.

Smith DB, Feng Z, Fennell ML, Zinn JS, Mor V. Separate and unequal: racial segregation and disparities in quality across U.S. nursing homes. Health Aff. 2007;26:1448-58.

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.

van den Berg E, Biessels GJ, de Craen AJ, Gussekloo J, Westendorp RG. The metabolic syndrome is associated with decelerated cognitive decline in the oldest old. Neurology. 2007;69:979-85.

Van Guilder GP, Westby CM, Greiner JJ, Stauffer BL, DeSouza CA. Endothelin-1 vasoconstrictor tone increases with age in healthy men but can be reduced by regular aerobic exercise. Hypertension. 2007;50:403-9.

Varenna M, Binelli L, Casari S, Zucchi F, Sinigaglia L. Effects of dietary calcium intake on body weight and prevalence of osteoporosis in early postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:639-44.

Voukelatos A, Cumming RG, Lord SR, Rissel C. A randomized, controlled trial of tai chi for the prevention of falls: the Central Sydney tai chi trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:1185-91.

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