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

June 17th, 2008: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.

Of Special Interest

AoA & Food and Drug Administration

Online newsletter “Maturity Health Matters.”  Features information about FDA-regulated products for older adults, their families and caregivers.  It focuses on FDA-approved products that help people live longer, more productive lives.  View 2 of the most recent issues, Spring 2008 and Fall/Winter 2007-2008.

CMS - Medicare Diabetes Screening Project

MDSP will be offering awards of up to $2500 to local organizations for efforts to promote diabetes screening among seniors. Newsletter. Award information, please contact

National Center on Health Statistics

New figures on life expectancy in the US.  For the first time, life expectancy in the US at birth in 2006 was over 78 years (78.1 overall for all persons -  both sexes and all races combined). Complete report.

Federal Register

Salt and Sodium. Petition to Revise the Regulatory Status of Salt and Establish Food Labeling Requirements Regarding Salt and Sodium. The comment period for this petition has been extended to August 11. The original announcement announcing the availability for comment on a citizen petition submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest


Boscoe FP.

Bruce B, Fries JF, Hubert H. Regular vigorous physical activity and disability development in healthy overweight and normal-weight seniors: a 13-year study. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1294-9.

Ceglia L, Harris SS, Rasmussen HM, Dawson-Hughes B. Activation of the calcium sensing receptor stimulates gastrin and gastric acid secretion in healthy participants. Osteoporos Int. 2008 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Chong EW, Kreis AJ, Wong TY, Simpson JA, Guymer RH. Dietary omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake in the primary prevention of age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126:826-33.

Crooks VC, Lubben J, Petitti DB, Little D, Chiu V. Am J Public Health. 2008;98: 1221-1227.

Ertel KA, Glymour MM, Berkman LF. Effects of social integration on preserving memory function in a nationally representative US elderly population. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1215-20.

Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Hollis BW, Rimm EB. 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of myocardial infarction in men: a prospective study. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1174-80.

Greenberg MR, Weiner MD, Greenberg GB. Controlling personal health decisions for the oldest old. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1160-2.

Kelsey JL, Lamster IB. Influence of musculoskeletal conditions on oral health among older adults. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1177-83.

Nettleton JA, Steffen LM, Palmas W, Burke GL, Jacobs DR Jr. Associations between microalbuminuria and animal foods, plant foods, and dietary patterns in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;87:1825-36

Nihtilä E, Martikainen P. Institutionalization of older adults after the death of a spouse. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1228-34.

Owens DS, Katz R, Johnson E, Shavelle DM, Probstfield JL, Takasu J, Crouse JR, Carr JJ, Kronmal R, Budoff MJ, O'Brien KD. Interaction of age with lipoproteins as predictors of aortic valve calcification in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1200-7.

Parikh S, Mogun H, Avorn J, Solomon DH. Osteoporosis medication use in nursing home patients with fractures in 1 US state. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1111-5.

Sanders GD, Bayoum AMi, Holodniy M, Owens DK. Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Screening in Patients Older than 55 Years of Age. 2008;148:889-903.

Taaffe DR, Irie F, Masaki KH, Abbot RD, Petrovitch H, Ross GW, White LR. Physical activity, physical function, and incident dementia in elderly men: the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008; 63: 529-35.

Wetle TF. The Oldest Old: Missed Public Health Opportunities. Am J Public Health.2008;98:1159.

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