Clinical Sports Nutrition / Edition 4

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Clinical Sports Nutrition is a complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains specific reviews followed by practice tips. Contributions come from leading academics, physicians, and sports dieticians in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Finland.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Li Li Ji, Ph.D.(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Description: The book offers general, up-to-date knowledge about nutritional requirements and practices for athletes and physically active people, as well as coaches and clinical practitioners.
Purpose: The book has two worthy central objectives. These are to provide introductory information regarding the scientific basis underlying nutrient needs for physically active people and to provide practical tips for dietary choices with respect to nutrients for athletes.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for students interested in sports nutrition and clinical sports nutritionists. In reality, however, readers are required to have substantial prior knowledge and experience in nutritional science and clinical sports nutrition to understand the issues and maximize the value of the book. Most of the authors are knowledgeable practitioners in the field, but not all are active investigators in the field.
Features: The book describes the basic science of nutrition on a nutrient by nutrient basis, the effect of acute exercise and training on their metabolism and utilization, dietary requirements, potential modification of nutrient needs by exercise, and the merit of nutrient supplementation. The book includes many detailed aspects of clinical sports nutrition directly applicable to practitioners, and addresses different athletic populations (such as women, children, elderly, disabled, etc). References are thorough and useful. However, there are some shortcomings, including: an overly brief introduction to the scientific background of each nutrient and exercise metabolism; a lack of useful illustrations; a lack of uniformity of topics between chapters; and an unattractive physical appearance.
Assessment: The book fills a niche in clinical sports nutrition and provides a useful resource for practitioners. However, it will not serve as an ideal textbook for the average undergraduate student in this field because of the overly brief coverage of introductory material. The third edition includes some important new information since the second edition was published.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070277205
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 850
  • Sales rank: 855,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Burke, Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, ACT

Vicki Deakin, Head Dietitian, ACT Academy of Sport; Senior Lecturer/Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Canberra, ACT

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Exercise physiology and metabolism 1
Ch. 2 Measuring nutritional status of athletes : clinical and research perspectives 21
Ch. 3 Kinanthropometry : physique assessment of the athlete 53
Ch. 4 Protein and amino acid needs for training and bulking up 73
Ch. 5 Energy requirements of the athlete : assessment and evidence of energy efficiency 113
Ch. 6 Weight loss and the athlete 135
Ch. 7 Making weight in sports 175
Ch. 8 Disordered eating in athletes 201
The evolution of the female athlete triad 227
Ch. 9 Bone, exercise and nutrition 237
Ch. 10 Iron depletion in athletes 263
Ch. 11 Vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant needs of athletes 313
The science of anti-oxidants and exercise performance 343
Ch. 12 Prepartion for competition 355
Ch. 13 Fluid and CHO intake during exercise 385
Ch. 14 Nutrition for recovery after training and competition 415
Ch. 15 Nutritional strategies to enhance fat oxidation during aerobic exercise 455
Ch. 16 Supplements and sports foods
Nutrition for the athlete's immune system : eating to stay well during training and competition 581
Ch. 17 Nutrition for special populations : children and young athletes 589
Ch. 18 Nutrition and the ageing athlete 633
Ch. 19 Special needs : the athlete with diabetes 677
Ch. 20 Special needs : the vegetarian athlete 699
Ch. 21 Athletes with gastrointestinal disorders 721
Ch. 22 Special needs : athletes with disabilities 739
Ch. 23 Medical and nutritional issues for the travelling athlete 755
Ch. 24 Nutritional issues for special environments : training and competing at altitude and in hot climates 765
Ch. 25 Providing meals for athletic groups 785
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