Advanced Exercise Endocrinology [NOOK Book]


Advanced Exercise Endocrinology provides a comprehensive examination of the relationship between physical activity and hormone function. It is an essential reference for exercise physiologists and physiotherapists researching the connections between exercise, hormone function, and health.
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Advanced Exercise Endocrinology provides a comprehensive examination of the relationship between physical activity and hormone function. It is an essential reference for exercise physiologists and physiotherapists researching the connections between exercise, hormone function, and health.
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Reviewer: Erik H Van Iterson, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book focuses on the association between human physical activity and what may be considered the normal and abnormal response for healthy and unhealthy persons. More importantly, it provides a brief introduction to and overview of many of the hormonal pathways and mechanisms that aid in controlling many of the physiological responses the body exhibits during exercise.
Purpose: The aim is to provide readers with a good understanding of how human physical activity is inherently related to neurohumoral pathways of the autonomic and somatic nervous systems. The author explicitly wants to demonstrate how these general pathways and their more specific subpathways act synergistically with all aspects of the human body to send and receive signals and stimuli to execute any type of human movement.
Audience: The audience is students with a good knowledge base in the exercise sciences and a familiarity with human physiology and biochemistry. Because it only provides a broad overview of many of the mechanistic pathways that hormones play in affecting physical activity, the book should not be used as an introductory level text for undergraduates, but rather as a reference for graduate students and/or professionals in this area of research.
Features: The book brings together the key findings of the primary literature on the topic of exercise and endocrinology, but also includes expert critiques and information from the author and her peers. Many figures, tables, and graphs throughout the book help to highlight important points.
Assessment: Authored by a well respected scientist and including the most up-to-date, peer-reviewed evidence, this book is a must have for researchers or academics as a current reference on the many concepts related to exercise and endocrinology as well as advances in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450468077
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Series: Advanced Exercise Physiology Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Katarina T. Borer, PhD, is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she has spent over 35 years teaching and researching the hormonal control of metabolism, particularily in response to exercise. She has spent 40 years researching endocrine mechanisms operating in acceleration of growth by exercise and regulation of energy balance. Borer also developed and validated radioimmunoassay for hamster growth hormone and prolactin.

She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American Physiological Society, and Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. In 1991, Borer received a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she studied the expression of IGF-I mRNA in exercising hamsters. She has been a visiting professor on the kinesiology faculty at the University of Zagreb in Croatia since 2002. Borer was also awarded the title of Meritorious Professor in 2010 from the University of Zagreb.

Borer and her husband, Paul Wenger, reside in Ann Arbor. Borer enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, painting, studying art, listening to opera and classical music, and devoting time to her environmental interests, especially the recycling of resources.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Unique Properties of Endocrine and Autonomic Messengers

Functions of the Endocrine and the Autonomic Nervous Systems

Classification of Hormones

Chemical Structure of Hormones

Hormone Release and Transport

Hormone Receptors and Hormone-Receptor Message Transduction

Properties of Hormone-Receptor Interactions


Chapter 2. Activation of Non-Hormonal Signaling During Exercise

Signal Transduction by Neuronal and Electrostatic Events in Exercise

Intracellular Calcium Release as a Trigger of Signal Transduction

Signal Transduction of Mechanical Strain, Vibration, and Fluid Shear

Signaling in Response to Sensing of Energy Need

Free Radicals as Initiators of Message Transduction


Chapter 3. Autonomic and Hormonal Control of the Cardiorespiratory System

Afferent Signals to the ANS

Functional Significance of Dual Autonomic Innervation of Cardiorespiratory Organs

Control of Cardiorespiratory Function by ANS and Hormones


Chapter 4. Body Fluid Balance

Increases in Body Heat Load During Exercise

Thermoregulatory Changes of Body Water During Exercise

Consequences of Fluid Loss Through Sweating

Cessation of Renal Reabsorptive Function During Exercise

Thirst and Sodium Hunger After Exercise

Hyperhydration and Hyponatremia

Strategies for Fluid Management in Exercise


Chapter 5. Hormones and the Fuel Use in Exercise

Hormonal Mediation of Energy Balance

Hormones in Fuel Mobilization and Utilization During Aerobic Exercise

Hormones in Fuel Mobilization and Utilization During Anaerobic or Resistance Exercise


Chapter 6. Hormonal Control of Energy Expenditure and Intake

Effect of Exercise on Appetite

Effect of Energy Cost of Exercise on Putative Appetite Suppressing Hormones

Nonhomeostatic Character of Spontaneous Physical Activity or Locomotion

Leptin and Insulin Regulate Energy Balance by Acting on Brain Substrates of Reward

New Concept of Energy Regulation Can Facilitate Use of Exercise for Weight Loss


Chapter 7. Exercise and Reproductive Hormones

Development of Phenotypic Sexual Dimorphism

Effects of Exercise on Sex Hormone Secretion

Effects of Sex Hormones on Physical Performance


Chapter 8. Hormonal Mediation in Training Adaptations

Systemic Hormones in Adaptations to Endurance Training

Role of Systemic Anabolic Hormones in Adaptations to Resistance Training

Nutritional Modulation of Hormonal Adaptations to Exercise Training


Chapter 9. Exercise and Endocrine Rhythms

Basics of Biological Rhythm Physiology and Terminology

Synchronization of Circadian Rhythms by the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

Control of Biological Rhythms by Food-Entrainable Oscillator

Control of Ultradian Rhythms

Control of Biological Rhythms by Exercise


Chapter 10. Measuring Hormones

Measuring Hormone Concentration

Measuring Biological Actions of Hormones

Measuring Hormone Synthesis and Site of Production

Measuring the Rate of Hormone Secretion


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