1st Edition

Macroelements, Water, and Electrolytes in Sports Nutrition

Edited By Judy A. Driskell, Ira Wolinsky Copyright 1999

    The media extols the health benefits of good nutrition and physical activity. Since exercise and sport is becoming a bigger concern to the general public and not just elite athletes, the interest in research in this field is growing.
    Macroelements, Water and Electrolytes in Sport Nutrition addresses the relationship of macroelement needs and interactions to sports and exercise. Research indicates that work capacity and other measures of physical performance are influenced by the intake of water as well as several of the macroelements, including electrolytes. This book examines the convincing, and the not so convincing, evidence about the connection between exercise and sports activities and the nutrient status of individuals.
    Written by individuals from various academic disciplines, the book is a comprehensive, indispensable resource for scientists and practitioners with an interest in sports nutrition. It provides a review of topics related to water, macroelements, and exercise as well as identifies gaps in our knowledge, encouraging researchers to build upon the existing knowledge and advance our understanding of sport nutrition.

    Introduction: Macroelements, Water, and Electrolytes in Sports Nutrition
    Calcium in Exercise and Sport - F. Bronner
    Phosphorus in Exercise and Sport - R.B. Kreider
    Magnesium in Exercise and Sport - L.R. Brilla and V. P. Lombardi
    Water and Electrolytes
    Water in Exercise and Sport - P.N. Taylor, I. Wolinsky, and D.J. Klimis
    Sodium in Exercise and Sport - E.R. Buskirk and W.B. Farquhar
    Chloride in Exercise and Sports - C.R. Roman-Shriver and L. M. Boylan
    Potassium in Exercise and Sport - L.C. Senay
    Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement - C. Minson and J.R. Halliwill
    Supplements Containing Macroelements
    Magnesium, Phosphate, and Calcium Supplements - H. Lukaski
    Sports Beverages - J.H. Burns and J.R. Berning
    Summary - Macroelements, Water , and Electrolytes in Sports Nutrition - J. Driskell and I. Wolinsky


    Judy Anne Driskell, Ph.D., R.D., is Professor of Nutritional Science and Dietetics at the University of Nebraska. Ira Wolinsky, Ph.D., is Professor of Nutrition at the University of Houston.

    "This text is perhaps the most comprehensive publication available on macrominerals and sports nutrition."
    -Mark Kern, Ph.D., R.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, California

    "Dietitians interested in the specific biochemical, physiological aspects of the body, and nutrition will find this a good tool for understanding the connection between sport activities and nutritional status…provide convincing evidence for their conclusions and offer enough data to assist the sports nutritionist in the development of recommendations for the athlete regarding electrolytes and macroelements most likely to contribute to performance enhancement."
    --Mary Anne Clairmont, R.D., Today's Dietitian

    "…an excellent source of information especially for athletes and researchers who have questions concerning proper nutrition for performance…is designed to help everyone understand how specific macro elements, water, and certain electrolytes are important for cellular processes and sports performance…is well written and not only will help athletes but can stimulate further research in this area."
    -A.H. Goldfarb, CHOICE, January 2000