Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport / Edition 1

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Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport discusses the central roles macronutrients and micronutrients play in healthy nutrition. It includes practical considerations related to hydration, body weight, and the use of nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids. It also discusses the various athletic concerns athletes will likely face during different life stages, such as the young athlete, the pregnant athlete, and the aging athlete.

Concise and extensively referenced, this valuable resource provides the knowledge base athletes need to make well-informed dietary decisions, optimize overall health, and achieve personal performance success.

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Editorial Reviews

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"… Drs. Driskell and Wolinsky have done an exceptionally good job in assembling information that provides a broad-based overview and detailed discussion of current topics related to physical activity and nutrition. … assembled a group of highly qualified experts from a wide variety of related fields… very user-friendly ... If one has questions about the latest findings regarding ‘hot topic" issues related to athletic training and competition (i.e. ergogenic supplements, effect of certain nutrients on athletic performance, changes in nutrition requirements in the life cycle, etc) the answers are easy to locate in this book. I recommend this book highly for anyone who is interested in a well-presented update on the relationship between diet and athletic performance…." — George Liepa, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, USA

"Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport has an all-star line-up of sports nutrition scientists who have contributed to the book. Edited by Judy A. Driskell and Ira Wolinsky, this book covers a range of topics such as hydration, vitamins, weight management and ergogenic aids. This book is a great resource for both the basic scientist as well as the fitness practitioner." — Jose Antonio, Ph.D., CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

"Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise and Sport is a well-referenced text book suitable for the college classroom and exercise enthusiast. It contains current information regarding ergogenic aids and other topics in exercise and nutrition. A must read for the informed individual." — Brian C. Leutholtz, Ph.D., FACSM, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420068153
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Anne Driskell, PhD, RD, is a professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Driskell is listed as an expert in B-complex vitamins by the Vitamin Nutrition Information Service.

Ira Wolinsky, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston. Dr. Wolinsky has contributed to research mainly in the areas of nutrition and bone, and sports nutrition. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the recipient of several international research fellowships and consultantships to the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, and India. Dr. Wolinsky merited a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Greece in 1999.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

The Editors xi

Contributors xiii

Chapter 1 Energy Requirements Benjamin F. Miller Barry Braun 1

Chapter 2 Carbohydrates and Fats Mark Kern 23

Chapter 3 Proteins Tom J. Hazell Peter W. R. Lemon 75

Chapter 4 Vitamins Young-Nam Kim Judy A. Driskell 91

Chapter 5 Minerals—Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, and Boron Stella L. Volpe 123

Chapter 6 Hydration Susan M. Kleiner Douglas S. Kalman 145

Chapter 7 Weight Management Richard B. Kreider Colin D. Wilborn 167

Chapter 8 Endurance Performance Ellen J. Coleman 201

Chapter 9 Purported Ergogenic Aids Abbie E. Smith Sarah E. Tobkin Jeffrey R. Stout Christopher M. Lockwood 235

Chapter 10 Life Cycle Concerns Peter R. J. Reaburn Fiona E. Petty 281

Index 341

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