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Sports Nutrition

1st Edition

By Judy A. Driskell

CRC Press

296 pages

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Hardback: 9780849381973
pub: 1999-09-17
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Discover the healing and restorative powers of nutrition and exercise

Essential nutrients do more than sustain life; they support the body's ability to withstand deteriorating illness, ailments, and accidents. Medical and athletic professionals understand the relationship between nutrition, exercise, and physical well-being. Now, Judy A. Driskell, Ph.D., R.D., one of the pioneers in the rapidly growing field of sports nutrition, examines and assesses the chemistry, biology and physics of good health.

Sports Nutrition is a vital reference for medical professionals, and a unique and valuable resource for coaches, teachers, trainers and athletes.


"…provides an excellent overview…information presented is complete and contains current research…for health professionals…may be useful as a review or a quick reference when dealing with exercise and nutrient needs."

- Rachael Cunnick, MS.RD, nutrition consultant for Student Health Services and doctoral candidate in nutrition/exercise sciences at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

"Health professionals and students may find this text a useful reference for basic nutrition information and dietary guidelines. Chapters are short, well organized, and easy to read."

- Kathe A. Gabel, Ph.D, R.D., L.D., Journal of Nutrition Education, Vol. 32, No. 4

"The book fills a definite need."

- Robert W. Teel, PhD, Loma Linda University

"Weighted Numerical Score: 88- ***"

- Robert W. Teel, PhD, Loma Linda University

Table of Contents


The Nutrients

Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients

The Most Important Nutrient: Water

Macronutrients: The Energy Nutrients

Carbohydrate Metabolism and Exercise

Lipid Metabolism and Exercise

Protein Metabolism and Exercise

Micronutrients: The Catalysts

Vitamin Metabolism and Exercise

Mineral Metabolism and Exercise

Ergogenic Aids and Exercise

Energy Requirements

Assessment of Energy Intake

Assessment of Energy Expenditure

Weight Control

Body Composition

Assessment of Body Composition

Overweight and Obesity

Underweight and Eating Disorders


Nutritional Status of Athletes

Dietary and Exercise Recommendations for the Healthy Athlete

Nutrition and Exercise Guidelines

Recommendations for Individuals in the Various Stages of Their Lifespans

Exercise as Therapy for Degenerative Diseases

Summary: Interrelationships between Nutrition and Exercise

About the Series

Nutrition in Exercise & Sport

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Subject Categories

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