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Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health

2nd Edition

By Jie Kang


508 pages | 127 B/W Illus.

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The second edition of Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to sport and exercise nutrition, integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science underpinning physiological and metabolic processes. Informed by the latest research in this fast-moving discipline, the book includes brand-new sections on, amongst others:

• Cellular structure for metabolism

• Alcohol and metabolism

• Uncoupling protein and thermogenesis

• Dietary guidelines from around the world

• Nutrient timing

• Protein synthesis and muscle hypertrophy

• Protein supplementation

• Ergogenic effects of selected stimulants

• Nutritional considerations for special populations

• Dehydration and exercise performance

Each chapter includes updated pedagogical features, including definitions of key terms, chapter summaries, case studies, review questions and suggested readings. A revised and expanded companion website offers additional teaching and learning features, such as PowerPoint slides, multiple-choice question banks and web links.

No book goes further in explaining how nutrients function within our biological system, helping students to develop a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and offering the best grounding in applying knowledge to practice in both improving athletic performance and preventing disease. As such, Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health is essential reading for all students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, nutrition or health sciences.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

3 Macronutrients: Lipids

4 Macronutrients: Proteins

5 Micronutrients: Vitamins

6 Micronutrients: Minerals and Water

7 Digestion and Absorption

8 Energy and Energy-Yielding Metabolic Pathways

9 Nutrients Metabolism

10 Guidelines for Designing a Healthy and Competitive Diet

11 Ergogenic Aids and Supplements

12 Nutrition and Metabolism in Special Cases

13 Measurement of Energy Consumption and Output

14 Body Weight and Composition for Health and Performance

15 Energy Balance and Weight Control

16 Thermoregulation and Fluid Balance

About the Author

Jie Kang is Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, USA. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an ACSM certified Clinical Exercise Specialist. Dr Kang is a scholar in Exercise Metabolism and has taught a variety of exercise science courses including Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. He has also served as a director for the ACSM Certification Workshop and Examination.

Subject Categories

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


Download the following student eResource files:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

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