2nd Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health

By Jie Kang Copyright 2018
    520 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    520 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.