Nutrition and the Female Athlete

From Research to Practice

Edited by Katherine A. Beals

© 2013 – CRC Press

271 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439849385
pub: 2013-01-29
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

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