Designed to address the nutritional needs of women over the age of 18 who partake in sports on a regular basis, Nutrition and the Female Athlete: From Research to Practice highlights nutritional concerns specific to active women. It discusses the link between nutrition and athletic performance and translates research into practical applications for
Substrate Utilization in Female Athletes: Implications for Fuel Selection and Macronutrient Requirements. Carbohydrates Requirements for the Female Athlete. Protein Requirements for the Female Athlete. Fluid and Electrolyte Requirements for Female Athletes. Trace Minerals of Concern for Female Athletes: Iron and Zinc. Nutrients Needed for Optimal Bone Health in the Female Athlete. B Vitamins and the Female Athlete. The Female Athlete Triad: Introduction-Energy Availability, Menstrual Function, and Bone Health. Energy Availability, Health, and Performance in the Female Athlete. Menstrual Function and Dysfunction in the Female Athlete. Recommendations for Optimizing Bone Strength and Reducing Fracture Risk in Female Athletes.