From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
April 1st, 2008:
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Launching the first-ever National President's Challenge, a 6 week physical activity challenge to get America moving! The Challenge, which kicks off March 20th, is designed to help people live healthier and get fit by finding activities they really enjoy. Registration is open until April 3.
New study from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Personal Counseling and Web-Based Strategies Show Modest Success for Sustaining Weight Loss.
Aging Stats: Key Indicators of Well Being 2008
Latest data on the 38 key indicators to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. Includes 5 subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care. Key Indicators of Well Being 2008
National Academy Press
The Development of DRIs 1994-2004:Lessons Learned and New Challenges: Workshop Summary. The DRIs represent a new approach to nutrient reference standards. This book looks into the issues and challenges inherent in the development of nutrient reference values. Read this book free online.
Allen RR, Carson L, Kwik-Uribe C, Evans EM, Erdman JW Jr. Daily consumption of a dark chocolate containing flavanols and added sterol esters affects cardiovascular risk factors in a normotensive population with elevated cholesterol. J Nutr. 2008;138:725-31.
Beckett NS, Peters R, Fletcher AE, Staessen JA, Liu L, Dumitrascu D, Stoyanovsky V, Antikainen RL, Nikitin Y, Anderson C, Belhani A, Forette F, Rajkumar C, Thijs L, Banya W, Bulpitt CJ; the HYVET Study Group.Treatment of hypertension in patients 80 years of age or older. N Engl J Med. 2008 Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print].
Scichilone N, Paglino G, Battaglia S, Martino L, Interrante A, Bellia V. The mini nutritional assessment is associated with the perception of dyspnoea in older subjects with advanced COPD. Age Ageing. 2008;37:214-7.
Svetkey LP, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, Appel LJ, Hollis JF, Loria CM, Vollmer WM, Gullion CM, Funk K, Smith P, Samuel-Hodge C, Myers V, Lien LF, Laferriere D, Kennedy B, Jerome GJ, Heinith F, Harsha DW, Evans P, Erlinger TP, Dalcin AT, Coughlin J, Charleston J, Champagne CM, Bauck A, Ard JD, Aicher K; Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group. Comparison of strategies for sustaining weight loss: the weight loss maintenance randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008;299:1139-48.
Toufektsian MC, de Lorgeril M, Nagy N, Salen P, Donati MB, Giordano L, Mock HP, Peterek S, Matros A, Petroni K, Pilu R, Rotilio D, Tonelli C, de Leiris J, Boucher F, Martin C. Chronic dietary intake of plant-derived anthocyanins protects the rat heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Nutr. 2008;138:747-52.
Zhang C, Rexrode KM, van Dam RM, Li TY, Hu FB. Abdominal obesity and the risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: sixteen years of follow-up in US women. Circulation. 2008;117:1658-1667.
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