Sports Nutrition: Vitamins and Trace Elements 2e / Edition 2

Sports Nutrition: Vitamins and Trace Elements 2e / Edition 2

by Ira Wolinsky
     
 

In competitive sports where an extra breath or a millisecond quicker neural response can spell the difference between fame and mediocrity, a number of myths have persisted around the impact of what might be considered megadoses of various vitamins and trace elements. We do know that a growing body of research indicates that work capacity, oxygen consumption, and

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Overview

In competitive sports where an extra breath or a millisecond quicker neural response can spell the difference between fame and mediocrity, a number of myths have persisted around the impact of what might be considered megadoses of various vitamins and trace elements. We do know that a growing body of research indicates that work capacity, oxygen consumption, and other measures of physical performance are affected by a deficiency or borderline deficiency in specific vitamins or essential trace elements. However, when it comes to providing larger doses, the research is conflicted

The second edition of Sports Nutrition: Vitamins and Trace Elements, edited by two of the most respected experts in sports nutrition, provides an updated critical review of these reports. The latest volume of this highly popular work includes a collection of chapters written by top researchers from several academic disciplines. Applying their expertise in specific vitamin or trace element nutrition as it relates to exercise and sports, they weigh in on the full alphabet of vitamins as well as a variety of trace elements, incorporating the most recent research. This edition adds chapters on choline and iodine. It also emphasizes new findings on vitamin and mineral metabolic reactions and provides in-depth discussion on the overuse of vitamins to toxic levels and its effect on physical performance.

Sports nutritionists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, researchers, exercise physiologists, students, health practitioners, as well as those lay-persons interested in optimal nutrition will find this book especially timely and highly helpful in sorting myth from truth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849330223
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Nutrition in Exercise & Sport Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Luke R. Bucci and Amy A. Turpin
VITAMINS
Ascorbic Acid: Robert E. Keith
Thiamin: Enas K. Al-Tamimi and Mark D. Haub
Riboflavin: Susan H. Mitmesser
Niacin: Edward M. Heath
Vitamin B6 Christine M. Hansen and Melinda M. Manore
Folate: Wayne E. Billon
Vitamin B12 : Kenneth E. McMartin
Pantothenic Acid and Biotin: Gabriela Camporeale, Rocío Rodriguez-Meléndez, and Janos Zempleni
Choline: Patricia A. Deuster and Jamie A. Cooper
Vitamin A: Maria Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis and Gayatri Borthakur
Vitamins D and K: Douglas S. Kalman
Vitamin E: Angela Mastaloudis and Maret G. Traber
TRACE ELEMENTS
Iron: Emily M. Haymes
Zinc: Henry C. Lukaski
Copper: Philip G. Reeves and W. Thomas Johnson
Iodine: Christine D. Thomson
Chromium: Michael G. Bemben, Debra A. Bemben, and Michael J. Hartman
Selenium: L. Mallory Boylan and Julian E. Spallholz
Boron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, and Vanadium: Forrest H. Neilsen
SUMMARY - Vitamins and Trace Elements in Sports Nutrition: Judy A. Driskell

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