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Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, will help students and practitioners understand the function of the nutrients in the body and how these nutrients affect health and athletic performance. The authors present clear, comprehensive, and accurate nutrition information that may be applied to a variety of careers. The text provides students with practical knowledge in exercise and nutrition science, and it keeps practitioners on the cutting edge of current research and practices in the field.

Using the authors' extensive backgrounds in nutrition, exercise physiology, and fitness, the text combines micronutrients into functional groupings to provide an easy framework for understanding how these nutrients can influence exercise performance and good health for both athletes and active individuals. This unique presentation allows readers to fully understand why proper nutrition helps athletes prevent injury, enhance recovery, improve daily workouts, and maintain optimal health and body weight.

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest issues, guidelines, and recommendations for active individuals. Chapters dealing with macronutrients and micronutrients have been entirely rewritten, and all chapters have been revised to reflect the latest Dietary Reference Intakes, USDA Food Guide Pyramid, Food Pyramid for Athletes, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and physical activity recommendations from various organizations, including the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines by DHHS. Following are some of the current topics discussed in the text:

-Carbohydrate recommendations for athletes before, during, and after exercise

-Protein requirements of athletes based on the latest research

-Updated evaluation of the fat needs of athletes and the role of fat loading

-An evidence-based reexamination of various diets and techniques used for weight loss

-New research on body composition assessments and standards

-The latest on controversial nutrition issues such as the role of protein, vitamin D, and energy in bone health and new criteria for assessing bone health in young adults

-New nutrition and fitness assessments, questionnaires, and methods for measuring energy expenditure

-Updated information on various topics such as the issues of the active female, ergogenic aids, energy balance, and fluid balance

Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, has also been improved with an attractive two-color format, new artwork, and a slimmer design that allows the text to maintain the content while reducing “backpack bulge.” The text also includes an online image bank that instructors may use to create customized PowerPoint presentations using artwork, tables, and figures from each chapter. In addition, a variety of features help readers comprehend the material presented, including chapter objectives, key concepts and key terms, additional information to learn more about a topic, and references. Chapter highlights provide in-depth information on topics and critically evaluate issues regarding myths and controversies in sport nutrition.

This book provides readers with clear, authoritative content that will help them understand the scientific basis of nutrition and make sound recommendations in their careers. With up-to-date content based on current guidelines, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, is an outstanding text for both students and practitioners concerned with achieving good health and maximizing performance.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of nutrition as it relates to sports, for weekend warriors to elite athletes. The first edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The book assumes readers have a basic understanding of nutrition, and exercise science, as well as physical and metabolic pathways. The purpose is to provide up-to-date information to healthcare professionals who work with athletes. This is a needed addition to the arsenal of references, since physical activity is an integral component of overall health for all individuals.
Audience: It is written for all healthcare professionals working with athletes, but it also would be an excellent addition to the curriculum for masters' students in dietetics, nursing, exercise physiology, and physical therapy. The three editors as well as the chapter authors are all respected individuals in sports nutrition.
Features: Basic concepts of nutrition in athletes, including carbohydrate, protein, and fat requirements, are covered. The update includes the macronutrient and micronutrient updates to reflect current research and recommendations. Each chapter begins with key points, preparing readers for the topics to be covered. Chapters also include chapter in review, highlights and key concepts. Key concepts cover key terms and additional practical information for use with clients or patients.
Assessment: This informative book provides excellent explanations, especially of the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in exercise. It also devotes a chapter to weight loss interventions and weight concerns in athletes, and contains practical advice for use with individuals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736052955
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 514,218
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM, is a professor in the department of nutrition and exercise sciences and a nutrition specialist in extension at Oregon State University. She has taught and conducted research in nutrition and exercise for more than 25 years. She is a highly regarded researcher, particularly in the nutrition needs of active women, and has written more than 60 research articles, 6 books, 20 book chapters, and numerous nutrition articles for health and nutrition professionals.

Dr. Manore is a member of several editorial boards of nutrition and exercise journals. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and several organizations within the ADA, including Sports Dietetics USA, Weight Control, the research practice groups, and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN). She is a member of the American Society of Nutrition, the American College of Sports Medicine (where she is a fellow), and the Obesity Society. She is also a founding member of Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES) and on the academic advisory board for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma in sports nutrition. Dr. Manore is a certified specialist in sport dietetics (CSSD) from ADA. In 2001, she received an Excellence in Practice Award from the ADA.

In her leisure time, Dr. Manore enjoys hiking, walking, gardening, birding, and cooking.

Nanna Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, is an assistant professor in health sciences at the University of Colorado. She has been working in sport nutrition as a scientist, clinician, and educator since 1997. She developed the sport dietetics emphasis degree at the University of Utah and is working on a new graduate program (to be launched in fall 2009) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her primary research areas are the female athlete triad and nutritional issues in Olympic athletes. She also leads Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES), an international group that advances the field of study.

Dr. Meyer has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1992 and is a member of various other professional organization, including Sports Dietetics USA and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN). In 2000, she received a scientific prize for a presentation on nutrition for winter sports at the International Congress on Skiing and Science.

In her spare time, Dr. Meyer, who was a member of the Swiss ski team, likes to cross-country ski, alpine ski, run, cycle, and hike. She also enjoys modern art, reading, and writing.

Janice L. Thompson, PhD, FACSM, is a professor of public health nutrition and head of the department of exercise, nutrition and health at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. She has spent more than 20 years conducting research and teaching at universities in areas related to nutrition, public health, exercise, and sport nutrition. In addition to coauthoring the first edition of Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, she has authored three other textbooks on nutrition with Dr. Manore.

Dr. Thompson serves as the vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a fellow of that organization. In 1997 she received an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In her leisure time, Dr. Thompson enjoys hiking, yoga, and cooking.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Nutrition for Exercise and Health
Role of Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
Essential Nutrients and Dietary Recommendations
Role of Eating a Balanced Diet
Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Disease Prevention
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 2. Carbohydrate as a Fuel for Exercise
Function, Classification, and Dietary Sources of Carbohydrate
Carbohydrate Metabolism During Exercise
Carbohydrate Reserves and Dietary Intake
Carbohydrate Feeding Before Exercise
Carbohydrate Feeding During Exercise
Carbohydrate Feeding Postexercise and During Training Periods
Muscle Glycogen Supercompensation
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 3. Fat As a Fuel for Exercise
Function, Classification, and Dietary Sources of Fat
Body Fat Reserves and Dietary Fat Intake
Fat Metabolism During Exercise
Enhancement of Fat Oxidation
Dietary Fat Recommendations for Optimal Performance and Health
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 4. Protein and Exercise
Functions and Classifications
Methods of Assessing Protein Status
Dietary Sources of Protein
Metabolism of Protein During and After Exercise
Dietary Protein Recommendations for Active Individuals
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 5. Energy and Nutrient Balance
Energy and Macronutrient Balance Equations
Macronutrient Balance
Energy Expenditure
Energy Intake
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 6. Achieving Healthy Body Weight
Role of Diet and Exercise in Achieving a Healthy Body Weight
Weight Loss Interventions
Adding Exercise to Weight Loss Programs
Recommendations for Maintaining or Gaining Weight
Weight Concerns of Athletes
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 7. Body Composition
Body Composition and Health
Body Composition and Sport Performance
Body Composition Assessment Models and Methods
Accuracy of Body Composition Assessment Methods
Selection Criteria for Field Methods
Body Composition of Athletes
Body Composition Standards and Health
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 8. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Water and Electrolyte Balance
Fluid and Electrolyte Recommendations for Exercise
Sport Drinks and Fluid Replacement Beverages
Fluid Needs in Hot Environments
Fluid Needs in Cold Environments
Fluid and Electrolyte Needs for Children and Adolescents
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 9. B Vitamins Important in Energy Metabolism
Exercise-Related Functions and Dietary Requirements
Rationale for Increased Need for Active Individuals
Assessment of Vitamin Status
Exercise and Vitamin Requirements
Vitamins and Exercise Performance
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 10. Antioxidant Nutrients
Actions of Antioxidants
Enzymes Involved in Antioxidant Activities
Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Activities
Assessment of Oxidative Damage
Rationale for Increased Antioxidant Need Among Active Individuals
Antioxidants and Chronic Diseases
Antioxidants and Performance
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 11. Minerals and Exercise
Exercise-Related Functions, Dietary Requirements, and Food Sources
Assessment of Mineral Status
Rationale for Increased Need for Active Individuals
Nutritional Status of Active People
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 12. Micronutrients Important in Blood Formation
Exercise-Related Functions, Dietary Requirements, and Food Sources
Rationale for Increased Need for Active People
Assessment of Vitamin and Mineral Status
Nutritional Status of Active Individuals
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 13. Nutrients for Bone Health
Review of Bone Metabolism
Vitamin D
Other Nutrients Involved in Bone Metabolism
Exercise and Bone Health
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 14. Nutrition and Fitness Assessment
Medical and Health History Questionnaires
Assessing Energy and Nutrient Intake
Assessing Daily Energy Expenditure
Fitness Assessment
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 15. Nutrition and the Active Female
Energy and Nutrient Requirements
Female Athlete Triad
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Chapter 16. Ergogenic Substances
Ergogenic Substances in Sport and Exercise
Evaluating Ergogenic Substances
Choosing Quality Ergogenic Substances
Review of Two Ergogenic Substances
Chapter in Review
Learning Aides

Appendix A. Nutritional Recommendations
Appendix B. Artificial Sweeteners and Fat Replacers
Appendix C. Energy Balance
Appendix D. Body Fat Percentages for Athletes
Appendix E. Nutrition and Fitness Assessment
About the Authors

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