1st Edition

Nutrition and the Female Athlete From Research to Practice

Edited By Katherine A. Beals Copyright 2013
    271 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 health, fitness, and nutrition professionals.

    The book addresses gender differences in substrate utilization and the implications for how these differences might translate into different macronutrient requirements for female athletes. It covers vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in the diets of female athletes and presents special considerations for individuals with disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone-mineral density.

    Substrate Utilization in Female Athletes: Implications for Fuel Selection and Macronutrient Requirements
    Amy C. Maher and Mark A. Tarnopolsky
    Carbohydrates Requirements for the Female Athlete
    Louise M. Burke and Christine E. Dziedzic
    Protein Requirements for the Female Athlete
    Nancy R. Rodriguez
    Fluid and Electrolyte Requirements for Female Athletes
    Megan M. Wenner and Nina S. Stachenfeld
    Trace Minerals of Concern for Female Athletes: Iron and Zinc
    Pamela Hinton
    Nutrients Needed for Optimal Bone Health in the Female Athlete
    Kristine Spence
    B Vitamins and the Female Athlete
    Kathleen Woolf, Dara L. LoBuono, and Melinda M. Manore
    The Female Athlete Triad: Introduction—Energy Availability, Menstrual Function, and Bone Health
    Katherine A. Beals
    Energy Availability, Health, and Performance in the Female Athlete
    Katherine A. Beals
    Menstrual Function and Dysfunction in the Female Athlete
    Anne B. Loucks
    Recommendations for Optimizing Bone Strength and Reducing Fracture Risk in Female Athletes
    Michelle Barrack


    Katherine Beals is an Associate Professor (Clinical) and Nutrition Clinic Director at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.