From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
March 19th, 2008:
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion released MyPyramid Menu Planner. Interactive resource helps to balance food choices daily or on average over a week; plan upcoming meals to meet MyPyramid goals; provides suggestions for potential ways to improve food choices. mypyramidtracker.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have again reported on how the elderly also can engage in physical activity to improve quality of life.
Economic Research Service (ERS) - Sources of Variation in State-Level Food Stamp Participation Rates
Economic Research Service (ERS) - Household Food Security and Tradeoffs in the Food Budget of Food Stamp Program Participants: An Engel Function Approach
Nutrition for Everyone. New web pages on the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity site.
The Commonwealth Fund
"Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A New Chartbook."
Webinar: March 24, 2008, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., EDT. Register.
American Dietetic Association
Medicare MNT Workshop 2008. Hot Topics for Medicare RDs: Effectiveness & Efficiency in 2008 Designed for new and current Medicare providers. May 3, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Daly RM, Petrass N, Bass S, Nowson CA. The skeletal benefits of calcium- and vitamin D3-fortified milk are sustained in older men after withdrawal of supplementation: an 18-mo follow-up study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;87:771-7.
Kim HJ, Barajas B, Wang M, Nel AE. Nrf2 activation by sulforaphane restores the age-related decrease of T(H)1 immunity: role of dendritic cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Mar 4; [Epub ahead of print].
Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Houghton SF, Panas L, Saitz R, Blow FC. Unhealthy drinking patterns in older adults: prevalence and associated characteristics. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56:214-23.
Nguyen HQ, Ackermann RT, Maciejewski M, Berke E, Patrick M, Williams B, LoGerfo JP. Managed-Medicare health club benefit and reduced health care costs among older adults. Prev Chronic Dis. 2008;5:A14.
Sipponen A, Jokinen JJ, Sipponen P, Papp A, Sarna S, Lohi J. Beneficial effect of resin salve in treatment of severe pressure ulcers: a prospective, randomized and controlled multicentre trial. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Feb 16; [Epub ahead of print].
Umegaki H, Kawamura T, Mogi N, Umemura T, Kanai A, Sano T. Glucose control levels, ischaemic brain lesions, and hyperinsulinaemia were associated with cognitive dysfunction in diabetic elderly. Age and Ageing.[Epub ahead of print].
van Stralen KJ, Doggen CJ, Lumley T, Cushman M, Folsom AR, Psaty BM, Siscovick D, Rosendaal FR, Heckbert SR. The relationship between exercise and risk of venous thrombosis in elderly people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Mar;56(3):517-22.
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