Clinical Sports Nutrition

Clinical Sports Nutrition

by Louise Burke
     
 

Established as the leading international text on sports nutrition, Clinical Sports Nutrition is the definitive guide to the nutrition and physiological principles, practices and research of elite and serious athletes. The book covers a comprehensive range of topical issues on sports nutrition, presenting the theory and most up-to-date research findings in clear,… See more details below

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Established as the leading international text on sports nutrition, Clinical Sports Nutrition is the definitive guide to the nutrition and physiological principles, practices and research of elite and serious athletes. The book covers a comprehensive range of topical issues on sports nutrition, presenting the theory and most up-to-date research findings in clear, readable terms and incorporating highly practical applications specifically for practitioners working in the sports arena. It also includes chapters on children, adolescents and veterans involved in sport, athletes with disabilities, catering guidelines and special considerations associated with training under varying environmental conditions, such as heat and altitude. This valuable reference book is essential reading for sports dietitians, practitioners, coaches and trainers and students of sports-related subjects.

Second Edition The second edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research, drawing on the experience of leading-edge academics and sports dietitians from Australia, Canada, the United States, Scotland and Finland. This expanded edition has seven more chapters and a fully updated chapter on dietary supplements and ergogenic aids.

Review of the first edition 'Clinical sports Nutrition is a comprehensive, yet very well presented and most readable text for both sports dietitians and sports medicine practitioners.' - Dr. Gillian Rothwell, Australian Family Physician

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900070277204
Publisher:
Mcgraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Edition description:
NE

Meet the Author

Vicki Deakin, MSc, BSc, Dip T, Grad Dip Nutr Diet, APD

Vicki is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra and convenes the undergraduate course in Human Nutrition and post graduate course in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Population Health Research team at the GADI Research Centre and Sports Dietitian with the ACT Academy of Sport in Canberra. Her involvement with elite athletes dates back to her initiation of the nutrition services at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1985. She is passionate about enhancing professional education opportunities in sports nutrition for coaches and has developed a distance course for the Australian Coaching Council to facilitate this process. Her research interests include iron deficiency, dietary survey methods, and determining barriers and facilitators that affect food choice and physical activity behaviours in different population groups.

Louise Burke, PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Diet, FSMA, FACSM

Louise has been the Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institue of Sport since 1990 and has over 25 years experience in counselling and educating athletes. She has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of Sports Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne where she is involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education in Sports Nutrition. Her research interests include post-exercise recovery, nutritional ergogenic aids, carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, and fluid needs in sport. She has produced a number of education resources for athletes, coaches, students and practitioners, including best-selling books. She was appointed as the Dietitian to the Australia Olympic Team for the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and is a Fellow of Sports Dietitians Australia.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Exercise physiology and metabolism1
Ch. 2Measuring nutritional status of athletes : clinical and research perspectives21
Ch. 3Kinanthropometry : physique assessment of the athlete53
Ch. 4Protein and amino acid needs for training and bulking up73
Ch. 5Energy requirements of the athlete : assessment and evidence of energy efficiency113
Ch. 6Weight loss and the athlete135
Ch. 7Making weight in sports175
Ch. 8Disordered eating in athletes201
The evolution of the female athlete triad227
Ch. 9Bone, exercise and nutrition237
Ch. 10Iron depletion in athletes263
Ch. 11Vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant needs of athletes313
The science of anti-oxidants and exercise performance343
Ch. 12Prepartion for competition355
Ch. 13Fluid and CHO intake during exercise385
Ch. 14Nutrition for recovery after training and competition415
Ch. 15Nutritional strategies to enhance fat oxidation during aerobic exercise455
Ch. 16Supplements and sports foods
Nutrition for the athlete's immune system : eating to stay well during training and competition581
Ch. 17Nutrition for special populations : children and young athletes589
Ch. 18Nutrition and the ageing athlete633
Ch. 19Special needs : the athlete with diabetes677
Ch. 20Special needs : the vegetarian athlete699
Ch. 21Athletes with gastrointestinal disorders721
Ch. 22Special needs : athletes with disabilities739
Ch. 23Medical and nutritional issues for the travelling athlete755
Ch. 24Nutritional issues for special environments : training and competing at altitude and in hot climates765
Ch. 25Providing meals for athletic groups785

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