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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Marie Fanelli Kuczmarski, PhD, RD, LD (University of Delaware)
Description: This book is part of the Nutrition in Exercise and Sport series.
Purpose: The purpose is to review macronutrient metabolism with respect to energy utilization of athletes performing a variety of sports, to discuss the use of energy providing supplements, and to overview body weight regulation in athletes.
Audience: The target audiences include college faculty and students, researchers, and health practitioners such as sports nutritionists, registered dietitians, and athletic trainers. Athletes, especially college athletes whose level of accurate general nutrition knowledge may be extremely limited, will benefit from reading this book.
Features: A strength is the practical applications and recommendations that are made at the conclusion of most chapters. The book is easy to read, informative, and interesting. The summary tables presented within the chapters and the comprehensive reference listing at the end of each chapter are valuable resources to both educators and researchers. The figures have descriptive legends, which help with their interpretation. The authors define priority areas for future research, when applicable.
Assessment: This book can be used as a supplementary text in college courses that focus on the macronutrients. It can be a valuable resource to students completing a dietetics curriculum that requires a basic knowledge of exercise physiology.