Sports Drinks / Edition 1

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Can sports drinks improve the way you play and exercise? Athletes-both competitive and recreational-turn to the consumption of sports drinks to optimize their performance. A volume in the Nutrition in Exercise and Sports Series, Sports Drinks: Basic Science and Practical Aspects provides a review of current knowledge on issues relating to the formu lation and consumption of these popular drinks. The only single volume that addresses these subjects, this text also covers in depth the sci ence that underpins the physiological, biochemical and nutritional rol es of the sports beverage.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Editors Maughan (human physiology, University Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland) and Murray (director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and its exercise physiology lab) present ten chapters by eight sports nutritionists discussing the formulation of those ubiquitous colorful drinks, and physiological responses before, during, and after exercise. Among the topics: water turnover and regulation of fluid balance; physiological and psychological determinants of fluid intake; gastric emptying and intestinal absorption of fluids, carbohydrates, and electrolytes; and post-exercise rehydration and recovery. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849370083
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Nutrition in Exercise & Sport Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: Application to Sports Drinks, Ronald J. Maugham
Water Turnover and Regulation of Fluid Balance, Susan M. Shirreffs and Ronald J. Maughan
Physiological and Psychological Detriments of Fluid Intake, Dennis H. Passe
Gastric Emptying and Intestinal Absorption of Fluids, Carbohydrates, and Electolytes, John B. Leiper
Physiological Responses to Fluid Intake During Exercise, Ronald J. Maughan
Metabolic and Performance Responses to Carbohydrate Intake During Exercise, Luis F. Aragón-Vargas
Post-Exercise Rehydration and Recovery, Susan M. Shirreffs
Formulating Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Drinks for Optimal Efficacy, Robert Murray and John R. Stofan
Other Ingredients: Role in the Nutrition of Athletes, Craig A. Horswill
Discussion Among Authors, Luis F. Aragón-Vargas, Craig A. Horswill, John B. Leiper, Ronald J. Maughan, Robert Murray, Dennis H. Passe, Susan M. Shirreffs, and John R. Stofan

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