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

February 1st, 2008: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest


Report released "Are Lower Income Households Willing and Able To Budget for Fruits and Vegetables?" Report.

American Dietetic Association

First-ever Registered Dietitian Day is March 10.

Resources and Web links


2008 update of the Poverty Guidelines published as a notice in the Federal Register by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Poverty Guidelines website.


MOVE! Weight Management Program designed by VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, a part of Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve health. Information for professionals includes: Patient Questionnaire, Handouts Reference Tools.


Bartali B, Frongillo EA, Guralnik JM, Stipanuk MH, Allore HG, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L, Gill TM. Serum micronutrient concentrations and decline in physical function among older persons. JAMA. 2008;299:308-15.

Buijsse B, Feskens EJ, Kwape L, Kok FJ, Kromhout D. Both alpha- and beta-carotene, but not tocopherols and vitamin C, are inversely related to 15-year cardiovascular mortality in Dutch elderly men. J Nutr. 2008;138:344-50.

Callahan LF, Mielenz T, Freburger J, Shreffler J, Hootman J, Brady T, Buysse K, Schwartz T. A randomized controlled trial of the people with arthritis can exercise program: Symptoms, function, physical activity, and psychosocial outcomes. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;59:92-101.

Christen WG, Liu S, Glynn RJ, Gaziano JM, Buring JE. Dietary carotenoids, vitamins C and E, and risk of cataract in women: a prospective study. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126:102-9.

Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, Ding J, Harris TB, Tylavsky FA, Newman AB, Lee JS, Sahyoun NR, Visser M, Kritchevsky SB; for the Health ABC Study. Dietary protein intake is associated with lean mass change in older, community-dwelling adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;87:150-5.

Hughes K, van Beurden E, Eakin EG, Barnett LM, Patterson E, Backhouse J, Jones S, Hauser D, Beard JR, Newman B. Older persons' perception of risk of falling: implications for fall-prevention campaigns. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:351-7.

Kokkinos P, Myers J, Kokkinos JP, Pittaras A, Narayan P, Manolis A, Karasik P, Greenberg M, Papademetriou V, Singh S. Exercise Capacity and Mortality in Black and White Men. Circulation. 2008 Jan 22; [Epub ahead of print].

Prince RL, Austin N, Devine A, Dick IM, Bruce D, Zhu K. Effects of ergocalciferol added to calcium on the risk of falls in elderly high-risk women. Arch Intern Med. 200814;168:103-8.

Li R, Zhang P, Narayan KM. Self-monitoring of blood glucose before and after medicare expansion among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes who do not use insulin. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:358-64.

Shariat SF, Lamb DJ, Iyengar RG, Roehrborn CG, Slawin KM. Herbal/Hormonal dietary supplement possibly associated with prostate cancer progression. Clin Cancer Res. 2008;14:607-11.

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