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From The CriticsReviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: Part of the Nutrition Society Textbook series, this is a scientifically sound book that addresses nutrition in the context of fundamentally pertinent nutrients, clinical relevance, research, and application principles.
Purpose: The objective is to detail current theories and principles of sport and exercise nutrition supported with relevant peer-reviewed literature. It aims to address sport and exercise nutrition in the realm of performance in sport, scientific research, and in clinical settings through the expert voices of the field's leading scientists.
Audience: The primary audience is students, researchers, practitioners, and sport nutrition enthusiasts. Although well organized and easy to read, it is written at a level that assumes the reader has had at least an introductory level exposure to scientifically relevant material relating to exercise physiology, biochemistry, and human physiology.
Features: The book is carefully categorized into specific sections focusing on unique aspects of sport and exercise nutrition. Each section is authored by a leading exert in the field and is supported by the most current literature. The book addresses nutrition in the context of various types of exercise, in research settings, in clinical settings, and other practical issues that sport nutritionists encounter.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for readers interested in furthering their understanding of sport and exercise nutrition through a combined scientific and practical approach. It is well organized and does a great job of focusing on the key points, allowing readers to decide to what extent they would like to further their knowledge in a particular subdiscipline.