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

November 7th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Special Announcement

"Eat Better & Move More PART 2: A Guidebook for Community Programs" is now available online. To view & download a copy of the Guidebook, please click here.

Of Special Interest


2006 State & County Population Estimates for the Older Population in the US on the AoA website. To view workbook, please click here.

AoA launches AGID: AGing Integrated Database system. To access AGID, please click here

AoA announces Hispanic Elder's Health community partners. To view additional information about the project: "Improving Hispanic Elders' Health: Community Partnerships for Evidence-Based Solutions", please click here.

Alliance for Health Reform & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"Changing the Culture and Improving Quality: Innovations in Long-Term Care", this event features a panel of experts discussing improving the quality of long-term care. For more information please click here.

Resources and Web links

American College of Sports Medicine & American Medical Association

"Exercise is Medicine" initiative for physicians, health & fitness professionals and the public. For more information, please click here.

Association of Nutrition Services Agencies

“Mapping the World of Nutrition” outlines all the major sources of federal funding for nutrition programs, the Congressional committees & federal agencies charged with their authority and oversight. To view document, please click here.


The National Center for Health Statistics has released updated statistical tests on the Trends in Health and Aging website.

Public Health & Aging Listserv, for professionals interested in issues relating to healthy aging. To subscribe, please click here.


Nutrition Insight Publications: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Older Americans and Trends in Consumer Food Choices Within the MyPyramid Milk Group.


"Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults". For more information, please click here.

National Council on Aging

The Falls Free Coalition Home Safety Workgroup has released its report: "Creative Practices in Home Safety Assessment and Modification Study". To view report, please click here.

Milken Institute

"An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease -- Charting a New Course to Save Lives and Increase Productivity and Economic Growth". For details on the study, please click here.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) & Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

FDA's CFSAN are pleased to issue FDA's: "Supplement to the 2005 FDA Food Code". To view the Supplement, please click here.


Online searchable database: "Recipe Finder", includes standardized recipes, quantity recipes, USDA recipes, and recipes from industry. Search the database by ingredient, course or cuisine. To view database, please click here.


Featured article: "Do Food Labels Make A Difference? Sometimes". To view article, please click here.


November is:

American Diabetes Month

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Family Caregivers Month

Hospice Palliative Care Month

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week (Nov. 18th - 24th)


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Ahn J, Schatzkin A, Lacey JV Jr, Albanes D, Ballard-Barbash R, Adams KF, Kipnis V, Mouw T, Hollenbeck AR, Leitzmann MF. Adiposity, adult weight change, and postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:2091-102.

Akesson A, Weismayer C, Newby PK, Wolk A. Combined effect of low-risk dietary and lifestyle behaviors in primary prevention of myocardial infarction in women. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:2122-7.

Beaupre LA, Cinats JG, Jones CA, Scharfenberger AV, William C Johnston D, Senthilselvan A, Saunders LD. Does functional recovery in elderly hip fracture patients differ between patients admitted from long-term care and the community? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:1127-33.

Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, McLean RR, Lu M, Cupples LA, Shaffer ML, Beiser AL, Kelly-Hayes M, Kiel DP. Second hip fracture in older men and women: the Framingham Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1971-6.

Brunner E, Rees K, Ward K, Burke M, Thorogood M. Dietary advice for reducing cardiovascular risk. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;4:CD002128.

Cherubini A, Andres-Lacueva C, Martin A, Lauretani F, Iorio AD, Bartali B, Corsi A, Bandinelli S, Mattson MP, Ferrucci L. Low plasma N-3 fatty acids and dementia in older persons: the InCHIANTI study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:1120-6.

Deibert P, Konig D, Vitolins MZ, Landmann U, Frey I, Zahradnik HP, Berg A. Effect of a weight loss intervention on anthropometric measures and metabolic risk factors in pre- versus postmenopausal women. Nutr J. 2007;6:31 [Epub ahead of print].

Dennis KE. Postmenopausal women and the health consequences of obesity. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2007;36:511-9.

Djousse L, Gaziano JM. Breakfast cereals and risk of heart failure in the physicians' health study I. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:2080-5.

Dunlop DD, Song J, Manheim LM, Daviglus ML, Chang RW. Racial/ethnic differences in the development of disability among older adults. Am J Public Health. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Estrada M, Kleppinger A, Judge JO, Walsh SJ, Kuchel GA. Functional impact of relative versus absolute sarcopenia in healthy older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:1712-9.

Gariballa S, Forster S. Dietary supplementation and quality of life of older patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Gruber-Baldini AL, Stuart B, Zuckerman IH, Simoni-Wastila L, Miller R. Treatment of dementia in community-dwelling and institutionalized medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55:1508-16.

Howe T, Rochester L, Jackson A, Banks P, Blair V. Exercise for improving balance in older people. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;4:CD004963.

Johnson JK, Lui LY, Yaffe K. Executive function, more than global cognition, predicts functional decline and mortality in elderly women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:1134-41.

Keyhani S, Ross JS, Hebert P, Dellenbaugh C, Penrod JD, Siu AL. Use of preventive care by elderly male veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration, Medicare fee-for-service, and Medicare HMO plans. Am J Public Health. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Kim H, Suzuki T, Yoshida Y, Yoshida H. Effectiveness of multidimensional exercises for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in elderly community-dwelling Japanese women: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Knowlton K, Lynn B, Goldberg RA, Rosenzweig C, Hogrefe C, Rosenthal JK, Kinney PL. Projecting heat-related mortality impacts under a changing climate in the New York City region. Am J Public Health. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

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.

Majumdar SR, Beaupre LA, Harley CH, Hanley DA, Lier DA, Juby AG, Maksymowych WP, Cinats JG, Bell NR, Morrish DW. Use of a case manager to improve osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture: results of a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:2110-5.

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].

Marottoli RA, Ness PH, Araujo KL, Iannone LP, Acampora D, Charpentier P, Peduzzi P. A randomized trial of an education program to enhance older driver performance. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:1113-9.

Morton LW, Blanchard TC. Starved for Access: Life in Rural America's Food Deserts. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri; 2007.

O'dwyer ST, Burton NW, Pachana NA, Brown WJ. Protocol for Fit Bodies, Fine Minds: a randomized controlled trial on the affect of exercise and cognitive training on cognitive functioning in older adults. BMC Geriatr. 2007;7:23 [Epub ahead of print].

Park SY, Murphy SP, Wilkens LR, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Fat and meat intake and prostate cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort study. Int J Cancer. 2007;121:1339-45.

Prentice RL, Thomson CA, Caan B, Hubbell FA, Anderson GL, Beresford SA, Pettinger M, Lane DS, Lessin L, Yasmeen S, Singh B, Khandekar J, Shikany JM, Satterfield S, Chlebowski RT. Low-fat dietary pattern and cancer incidence in the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Randomized Controlled Trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007;99:1534-43.

Riechman SE, Andrews RD, Maclean DA, Sheather S. Statins and dietary and serum cholesterol are associated with increased lean mass following resistance training. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:1164-71.

Shugarman LR, Sorbero ME, Tian H, Jain AK, Ashwood JS. An exploration of urban and rural differences in lung cancer survival among Medicare beneficiaries. Am J Public Health. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Stewart LK, Flynn MG, Campbell WW, Craig BA, Robinson JP, Timmerman KL, McFarlin BK, Coen PM, Talbert E. The influence of exercise training on inflammatory cytokines and c-reactive protein. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39:1714-1719.

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Strotmeyer ES, Cauley JA. Diabetes mellitus, bone mineral density, and fracture risk. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2007;14:429-35.

Van de Vijver LP, van den Bosch LM, van den Brandt PA, Goldbohm RA. Whole-grain consumption, dietary fibre intake and body mass index in the Netherlands cohort study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Viera AJ, Kshirsagar AV, Hinderliter AL. Lifestyle Modification Advice for Lowering or Controlling High Blood Pressure: Who's Getting It? J Clin Hypertens. 2007;9:850-8.

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