2nd Edition

Nutritional Assessment of Athletes

Edited By Judy A. Driskell, Ira Wolinsky Copyright 2010
    420 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nutritional assessment is a key to determining the health and performance efficiency of professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes. Expanded to include new chapters, the second edition of Nutritional Assessment of Athletes examines the dietary, nutritional, and physical needs of athletes and describes critical biochemical and clinical assessment factors.

    Reflecting growing evidence on the importance of hydration and fluid replacement on physical performance, this edition includes a new chapter on this topic, as well as a new chapter on nutrigenomics and the molecular aspects of physical performance and nutritional assessment.

    The book gives detailed descriptions of the methods utilized in collecting assessment data and discusses the advantages and limitations of each method. It also summarizes evidence-based practical information relating to nutritional assessment of athletes.

    This volume is a valuable resource for nutritionists, dietitians, exercise scientists, coaches, trainers, and physicians, as well as athletes who wish to improve their performance.

    Chapter 1 Estimation of Food and Nutrient Intakes of Athletes
    Robert J. Moffatt, Virginia B. Tomatis, Donna A. Harris, and Ashley M. Deetz
    Chapter 2 Evaluation of Nutrient Adequacy of Athletes’ Diets
    Nanna L. Meyer and Melinda M. Manore

    Chapter 3 Physique Assessment of Athletes: Concepts, Methods, and Applications
    Gary J. Slater, Helen T. O’Connor, and Fiona E. Pelly
    Chapter 4 Body Composition and Gender Differences in Performance
    Peter R.J. Reaburn, Ben J. Dascombe, and Xanne Janse de Jonge

    Chapter 5 Laboratory Methods for Determining Energy Expenditure of Athletes
    Robert G. McMurray
    Chapter 6 Field Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure among Athletes
    Nuala M. Byrne, Sarah P. Shultz, and Andrew P. Hills
    Chapter 7 Molecular Aspects of Physical Performance and Nutritional Assessment
    Yousef I. Hassan and Janos Zempleni

    Chapter 8 Assessment of Lipid Status of Athletes
    Richard B. Kreider, Jonathan M. Oliver, and Amy F. Bragg
    Chapter 9 Assessment of Protein Status of Athletes
    Benjamin F. Miller and Matthew M. Robinson
    Chapter 10 Assessment of Vitamin Status of Athletes
    Mark D. Haub, Helena B. Löest, and Kelcie L. Hubach
    Chapter 11 Assessment of Mineral Status of Athletes
    Henry C. Lukaski and Angus G. Scrimgeour
    Chapter 12 - Assessment of Hydration of Athletes
    Fiona E. Pelly, Gary J. Slater, and Tanya M. King

    Chapter 13 - Clinical Assessment of Athletes
    Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy and Farida M. Jeejeebhoy


    Ira Wolinsky, Judy A. Driskell

    "… provides a complete and thorough examination of the nutritional status and physical assessments needed to ensure optimal athletic performance. Experts in the fields of nutrition, physiology, and fitness have contributed to an in-depth coverage of the nutritional assessments and basic requirements and recommendations for athletes that includes timely information regarding fat, minerals, vitamins, supplements, sports drinks, and protein consumption. This information is combined with sections that deal with the physical assessment of the athlete, including hydration status, body composition assessment, and energy expenditure, as well as the assessment of the athlete from a clinical perspective. A must read for athletes of all levels and coaches, trainers, and physicians who assess the physical and nutritional status of their patients."
    Michael G. Bemben, Ph.D., Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Oklahoma

    "Sports at all levels have become fiercely competitive, primarily because the rewards for winning continue stretching into previously unimaginable economic territories. Giving athletes the necessary edge to compete, now requires sophisticated nutrition and exercise protocols making the individual nutritional assessment process more important than ever in order to deliver ideal nutrition versus adequate. … a must have for all sports performance practitioners whether working with recreational or elite athletes. … thorough up-to-date content spans the nutritional assessment spectrum from the simple, practical and economical processes to the most sophisticated clinical assessment procedures demanded by world class athletes and their organizations."
    Neal Spruce, founder and CEO, dotFIT Worldwide

    "… a welcome second edition. … a great up-to-date reference. … full of facts and scientific data on nutritional assessment, nutritional needs of the professional and recreational athletes. There are step-by-step instructions and methods on determining what food items are needed for various tissue functions. … very instructive. Each chapter is written by leading authorities in that area. The chapters are balanced with scientific and practical information so they are easy to read and understand. … useful for nutritional scientists, biochemists, physicians, dietitians, trainers and athletes. … contains a wealth of information making it a perfect text for teaching nutrition and sports or sports medicine."
    Kimberlee Michals Matalon Ph.D., R.D., Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston

    Praise for the First Edition

    "…a comprehensive, well-written, and well-referenced text that would be a valuable addition to the library of both the sports nutrition practitioner and researcher."
    Journal of the American Dietetic Association

    "It represents a great asset to those involved in the profession, and represents a bridge-builder between disciplines."
    European Journal of Lipid Science & Technology

    "A strength of this book is its organization, where it combines coverage of the functions and controls of adipose tissue at the cellular level with reviews of the research on the effects of aerobic exercise on adipose mass. With the current interdisciplinary focus on treating obesity, practitioners and students in exercise physiology, nutrition and medicine will benefit from this book."
    Anthony Wilcox, Ph.D., Oregon State University, for divine, inc. (Formerly Doody Publishing)