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

November 30th , 2007: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Special Announcement


Webinar by Barbara Kamp, MS, RD, National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging "Nutrition Service Providers Guide: A Hands-on How-to Guide for Applying the Dietary Guidelines to Programs", Dec. 5, 2007. Online Registration is now available here.


Awarded Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University $10-million to create a comprehensive database on long-term care in the US. For more information, please click here.

Of Special Interest


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FY 2008 Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Conference: "Emerging Issues & Recent Findings", Dec. 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. For more information, please click here.


FNS annouces availability of $75,000/yr grants for Food Stamp Outreach to individuals aged 60+ and Hispanic individuals aged 60+. For more information about eligibility, please click here.

Resources and Web links


"Household Food Security in the United States, 2006". To view publication, please click here.

Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP)

3 DALTCP reports added online in Sept. & Oct. 2007:

How Risky Is Individual Health Insurance?

Gauging the Use of HCBS Supports Waivers for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Final Project Report

Literature Review on Advance Directives


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Alley DE, Chang VW. The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004. JAMA. 2007;298:2020-7.

Atti AR, Palmer K, Volpato S, Winblad B, De Ronchi D, Fratiglioni L. Late-life body mass index and dementia incidence: nine-year follow-up data from the Kungsholmen Project. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;[Epub ahead of print].

Barberger-Gateau P, Raffaitin C, Letenneur L, Berr C, Tzourio C, Dartigues JF, Alpérovitch A. Dietary patterns and risk of dementia: The Three-City cohort study. Neurology. 2007;69:1921-30.

Barclay AW, Flood VM, Rochtchina E, Mitchell P, Brand-Miller JC. Glycemic index, dietary fiber, and risk of type 2 diabetes in a cohort of older Australians. Diabetes Care. 2007;30:2811-3.

Bauer JD, Isenring E, Torma J, Horsley P, Martineau J. Nutritional status of patients who have fallen in an acute care setting. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007;20:558-64.

Boynton A, Neuhouser ML, Wener MH, Wood B, Sorensen B, Chen-Levy Z, Kirk EA, Yasui Y, Lacroix K, McTiernan A, Ulrich CM. Associations between healthy eating patterns and immune function or inflammation in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1445-55.

Briest S, Wolff AC. Insights on adjuvant endocrine therapy for premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2007;7:1243-53.

Carey EC, Covinsky KE, Lui LY, Eng C, Sands LP, Walter LC. Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Chen Z, Wang Z, Lohman T, Heymsfield SB, Outwater E, Nicholas JS, Bassford T, LaCroix A, Sherrill D, Punyanitya M, Wu G, Going S. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is a valid tool for assessing skeletal muscle mass in older women. J Nutr. 2007; 137:2775-80.

Clarke R, Birks J, Nexo E, Ueland PM, Schneede J, Scott J, Molloy A, Evans JG. Low vitamin B-12 status and risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1384-91.

Diehr P, O'Meara ES, Fitzpatrick A, Newman AB, Kuller L, Burke G. Weight, mortality, years of healthy life, and active life expectancy in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;[Epub ahead of print].

Dullemeijer C, Durga J, Brouwer IA, van de Rest O, Kok FJ, Brummer RJ, van Boxtel MP, Verhoef P. n 3 Fatty acid proportions in plasma and cognitive performance in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1479-85.

Efstathiou JA, Bae K, Shipley WU, Hanks GE, Pilepich MV, Sandler HM, Smith MR. Obesity and mortality in men with locally advanced prostate cancer: analysis of RTOG 85-31. Cancer. 2007;[Epub ahead of print].

Flegal KM, Graubard BI, Williamson DF, Gail MH. Cause-specific excess deaths associated with underweight, overweight, and obesity. JAMA. 2007;298:2028-37.

Fuchs D, Vafeiadou K, Hall WL, Daniel H, Williams CM, Schroot JH, Wenzel U. Proteomic biomarkers of peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from postmenopausal women undergoing an intervention with soy isoflavones. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 86:1369-75.

Gao X, Chen H, Fung TT, Logroscino G, Schwarzschild MA, Hu FB, Ascherio A. Prospective study of dietary pattern and risk of Parkinson disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1486-94.

Gray SL, Anderson ML, Crane PK, Breitner JC, McCormick W, Bowen JD, Teri L, Larson E. Antioxidant vitamin supplement use and risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; [Epub ahead of print].

Gregg EW, Guralnik JM. Is disability obesity's price of longevity? JAMA. 2007;298:2066-7.

Grodstein F, Kang JH, Glynn RJ, Cook NR, Gaziano JM. A randomized trial of beta carotene supplementation and cognitive function in men: the Physicians' Health Study II. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:2184-90.

Key TJ, Appleby PN, Spencer EA, Roddam AW, Neale RE, Allen NE. Calcium, diet and fracture risk: a prospective study of 1898 incident fractures among 34 696 British women and men. Public Health Nutr. 2007;10:1314-20.

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Nurk E, Drevon CA, Refsum H, Solvoll K, Vollset SE, Nygard O, Nygaard HA, Engedal K, Tell GS, Smith AD. Cognitive performance among the elderly and dietary fish intake: the Hordaland Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1470-8.

Richards JB, Valdes AM, Gardner JP, Paximadas D, Kimura M, Nessa A, Lu X, Surdulescu GL, Swaminathan R, Spector TD, Aviv A. Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86: 1420-25.

Rivlin RS. Keeping the young-elderly healthy: is it too late to improve our health through nutrition? Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1572S-6S.

Robinson SM, Jameson KA, Batelaan SF, Martin HJ, Syddall HE, Dennison EM, Cooper C, Sayer AA; the Hertfordshire Cohort Study Group. Diet and its relationship with grip strength in community-dwelling older men and women: the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;[Epub ahead of print].

Rush DN, Jones MW, Futrell DP, Futrell WR, McDowell JO, Ferreri SP. Evaluation of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in bisphosphonate therapy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2003:2007;47:725-8.

Sergi G, Perissinotto E, Toffanello ED, Maggi S, Manzato E, Buja A, Coin A, Frigo AC, Inelmen EM, Enzi G; for the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging Working Group. Lower extremity motor performance and body mass index in elderly people: the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;[Epub ahead of print].

Shepherd AJ, Cass AR, Carlson CA, Ray L. Development and internal validation of the male osteoporosis risk estimation score. Ann Fam Med. 2007;5:540-6.

Skolarus TA, Wolin KY, Grubb RL 3rd. The effect of body mass index on PSA levels and the development, screening and treatment of prostate cance. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2007;4:605-14.

Wannamethee SG, Shaper AG, Lennon L, Whincup PH. Decreased muscle mass and increased central adiposity are independently related to mortality in older men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1339-46.

Williams PT. Changes in vigorous physical activity and incident diabetes in male runners. Diabetes Care. 2007;30:2838-42.

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