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CRC Desk Reference on Sports Nutrition

1st Edition

By Mark Kern

CRC Press

216 pages | 62 B/W Illus.

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The landscape of sports nutrition is dramatically altering, as those in search of optimal performance are moving the field from haphazard alchemy to exact science. Currently, thousands of products -- from ancient herbs and old standards to hormone extractions and test tube concoctions --compete for a place at the training table of both professional and amateur competitors, as well as those non-athletes seeking some potent elixir of youth. Unfortunately, getting straight and genuinely relevant information on these products can be a time consuming and frustrating challenge.

The CRC Desk Reference on Sports Nutrition following in the tradition of authoritative CRC references, will place in your hands the most comprehensive desk reference available on sports nutrition products.

Intelligently organized, each entry, depending upon its prominence and importance, is followed either by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with figures or tables.

While the authors have adhered to the principles of scientific discipline, they have also taken the effort to make the text highly accessible to anyone with an interest in sports nutrition. Extremely relevant, the listings include important issues regarding exercise metabolism and performance, recent products, both legal and illegal, as well as common dietary supplements and traditional herbs.

Recent events make it clear that it is becoming more and more challenging for practitioners to adhere to the Hippocratic caveat of do no harm, as supplements become more potent and potentially more dangerous. With its desk reference on sports nutrition, CRC has taken the lead in helping to meet that challenge.

Primary author and editor: Mark Kern, PhD, RD, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University. Editor-in-Chief of SCAN's PULSE (American Dietetic Association).

Contributing authors: Yael Melamud Pernick, MS, Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA. Amy R. Culp, RD, LD, sCULPture Nutrition & Fitness, Leander, TX. Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

Features for Ease of Use --

  • Utilizes alphabetical order for easy reference

  • Includes diagrams and figures to support complex descriptions

  • Provides tables to summarize additional data

  • Includes nearly 400 references for further research
  • Reviews

    "Written for trainers and nutritionists, but can also be used by students in these fields. Organized by A B C short definitions are offered for terms used in nutrition, physiology, medicine and sport. For those with a more in depth interest there are 397 references updated up to 2003."

    -Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 3, No. 2, Dec. 2005


    Table of Contents

    Alphabetical by topic. Sample topics include, Acetylcholine, Aerobic Exercice, Alanine Cycle, Amylose, Anorexia, Anaerobic Threshold, Basal Metabolic Rate, Body Mass Index, Bulimia Nervosa, Caffeine, Carbohydrate, Cholesterol, Chromium, Coenzyme Q. Creatinine, Dehydration, Diabetes Mellitus, Dietary Supplements, Eating Disorders, Fiber, Glucose Polymer, Glycolysis, Heat Exhaustion, Incomplete Protein, Hypertension, Immune System, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Lysine, Macronutrient, Metabolic Rate, Obesity, Ovovegetarian, Pesticides, Retinol, Saturated Fatty Acids, Sport Nutrition, Trace Minerals, Vegetarian, Water Soluble Vitamins, and Zinc, to name just a few.

    Subject Categories

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