From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
June 17th, 2008:
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.
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
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.
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. http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-13122.pdf. The original announcement announcing the availability for comment on a citizen petition submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest
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.
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
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.
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.
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