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Sports Nutrition



ISBN 9780849381973
Published September 17, 1999 by CRC Press
296 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Conditioning
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

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Reviews

"…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