Clinical Sports Nutrition / Edition 4

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Overview

Clinical Sports Nutrition is a complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains speciļ¬c 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

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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: 1,262,780
  • 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

1. Sports nutrition: an historical perspective

2. Exercise physiology and metabolism

3. Measuring nutritional status of athletes: clinical and research perspectives

4. Kinanthropometry: physique assessment of the athlete

5. Protein and amino acid needs for training and bulking up

6. Energy requirement of the athlete: assessment and evidence of energy efficiency

7. Weight loss and the athlete

8. Making weight in sports

9. Eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes

10. Bone, exercise, nutrition and menstrual disturbances

11. Iron depletion in athletes

12. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant needs of athletes

13. Preparation for competition

14. Nutrition for recovery after competition and training

15. Nutritional strategies to enhance fat oxidation during aerobic exercise

16. Dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids in sport

17. Nutrition for special populations: children and young athletes

18. Nutrition and the aging athlete

19. Special needs: the athlete with diabetes

20. Special needs: the vegetarian athlete

21. Athletes with gastrointestinal disorders

22. Special needs: athletes with disabilities

23. Medical and nutritional issues for the traveling athlete

24. Nutritional issues for special environments: training and competing at altitude and in hot climates

25. Providing meals for athletic groups

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