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Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition

1st Edition

Edited by Manfred Lamprecht

CRC Press

299 pages

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Description

The use of antioxidants in sports is controversial due to existing evidence that they both support and hinder athletic performance. Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition covers antioxidant use in the athlete�s basic nutrition and discusses the controversies surrounding the usefulness of antioxidant supplementation. The book also stresses how antioxidants

Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Oxidative Damage and Their Impact on Contracting Muscle. Nutritional Antioxidants: It Is Time to Categorise. Antioxidants in Athlete's Basic Nutrition: Considerations towards a Guideline for the Intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition: All the Same Effectiveness? Well-Known Antioxidants and Newcomers in Sport Nutrition: Coenzyme Q10, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Pterostilbene, Pycnogenol and Astaxanthin. Polyphenols in Sport: Facts or Fads? Supplemental Antioxidants and Adaptation to Physical Training. Green Tea Catechins and Sport Performance. Acute and Chronic Effects of Antioxidant Supplementation on Exercise Performance. Evaluation of Quercetin as a Countermeasure to Exercise-Induced Physiological Stress. Inflammation and Immune Function: Can Antioxidants Help the Endurance Athlete? Influence of Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates on Redox Homeostasis and Immune System of Exercising People. Methodological Considerations When Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport. Common Questions and Tentative Answers on How to Assess Oxidative Stress after Antioxidant Supplementation and Exercise. Biomarkers Part I: Biomarkers to Estimate Bioefficacy of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport. Biomarkers Part II: Biomarkers to Estimate Bioefficacy of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport. Index.

About the Editor

Manfred Lamprecht is a medical and exercise scientist at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He earned a PhD in sports and exercise science at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz and another PhD in medical science at the Medical University of Graz. Dr. Lamprecht is the president of the Austrian Society for Sport Nutrition and a board member of the European Nutraceutical Association. He is a member of several advisory boards including the Austrian Nutrition Society and the Austrian Society of Probiotic Medicine. He has published numerous scientific articles and served as a referee for more than 20 peer-reviewed journals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA017000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED084000
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine