Clinical Sports Nutrition

Clinical Sports Nutrition

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By (author) Louise Burke, By (author) Vicki Deakin

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 850 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 240mm x 32mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0070277206
  • ISBN 13: 9780070277205
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 8,280

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Clinical Sports Nutrition is a complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains specific reviews followed by practice tips. Contributions come from the leading academics, physicians and sports dieticians in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland. The Fourth edition has been substantially revised. In particular, it provides valuable new information on the female athlete triad; the 2005 ACSM/IOC position statement; exercise and the immune system; antioxidants and the athlete; food services for athletes and nutrition for travel.

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Louise Burke, PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Diet, FSMA, FACSM Louise has been the Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institue of Sport since 1990 and has over 25 years experience in counselling and educating athletes. She has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of Sports Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne where she is involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education in Sports Nutrition. Her research interests include post-exercise recovery, nutritional ergogenic aids, carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, and fluid needs in sport. She has produced a number of education resources for athletes, coaches, students and practitioners, including best-selling books. She was appointed as the Dietitian to the Australia Olympic Team for the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and is a Fellow of Sports Dietitians Australia. Vicki Deakin, MSc, BSc, Dip T, Grad Dip Nutr Diet, APD Vicki is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra and convenes the undergraduate course in Human Nutrition and post graduate course in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Population Health Research team at the GADI Research Centre and Sports Dietitian with the ACT Academy of Sport in Canberra. Her involvement with elite athletes dates back to her initiation of the nutrition services at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1985. She is passionate about enhancing professional education opportunities in sports nutrition for coaches and has developed a distance course for the Australian Coaching Council to facilitate this process. Her research interests include iron deficiency, dietary survey methods, and determining barriers and facilitators that affect food choice and physical activity behaviours in different population groups.

Table of contents

1.Sports nutrition: an historical perspective 2.Exercise physiology and metabolism 3.Measuring nutritional status of athletes: clinical and research perspectives 4.Kinanthropometry: physique assessment of the athlete 5.Protein and amino acid needs for training and bulking up 6.Energy requirement of the athlete: assessment and evidence of energy efficiency 7.Weight loss and the athlete 8.Making weight in sports 9.Eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes 10.Bone, exercise, nutrition and menstrual disturbances 11.Iron depletion in athletes 12.Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant needs of athletes 13.Preparation for competition 14.Nutrition for recovery after competition and training 15.Nutritional strategies to enhance fat oxidation during aerobic exercise 16.Dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids in sport 17.Nutrition for special populations: children and young athletes 18.Nutrition and the aging athlete 19.Special needs: the athlete with diabetes 20.Special needs: the vegetarian athlete 21.Athletes with gastrointestinal disorders 22.Special needs: athletes with disabilities 23.Medical and nutritional issues for the traveling athlete 24.Nutritional issues for special environments: training and competing at altitude and in hot climates 25.Providing meals for athletic groups