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Link Between Vitamin E and Decline in Physical Function
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Low serum concentration of vitamin E, an indication of poor nutrition, is associated with physical decline for older persons, according to a study in the January 23 issue of JAMA.

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Lead To Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008
Besides being important in maintaining healthy bones, substantial levels of Vitamin D have recently been shown to be important in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Statins Reduce All-Cause Mortality 22% in Elderly CHD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
In elderly patients with documented coronary heart disease (CHD), statins reduce all-cause mortality, as well as CHD mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, the need for revascularization, and stroke, a new review has shown. Investigators say that the magnitude of benefit, with statins reducing all-cause mortality 22%, is larger than previously estimated.

Flu Vaccine Has No Benefits for the Elderly?
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008
A study published online in the journal Vaccine found the influenza vaccine had no impact on emergency admissions in the elderly.

ADA Nutrition Guidelines Modified for Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
A Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults has been developed to serve older adults, who have unique dietary needs and less familiarity with computer use vs younger persons.

Walking 2˝ Hours A Week Prevents Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Men who stay highly active with age may have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who taper off their exercise levels, a study suggests.

Some Medications by Older Adults Increases Risk of Serious Heart Problems, Death
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Older patients treated with the diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones (which include rosiglitazone) had a significantly increased risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure and death, compared with the use of other hypoglycemic drugs, according to a study.

It Is Never To Late To Change: Message for Seniors
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Age isn't a factor when it comes to improving your health and leading a healthier lifestyle, say researchers in the US who suggest that a better diet and exercise is all that's needed to live better, even if you've had an unhealthy lifestyle in the past.

First Time in 50 Years - Average Total-Cholesterol Levels Fall Below 200 mg/dL
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Down in 2006 from 222mg/dL in 1962 and 204mg/dL in 2000 to 199 for 2005-2006. An analysis from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports.

Insulin Detemir Safer Than NPH in Elderly Type 2's
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
In patients older than 65 with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin, insulin detemir may be a better choice than NPH insulin, based on an analysis of pooled data from randomized studies.

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