Clinical Sports Nutrition

Clinical Sports Nutrition

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This fourth edition of Clinical Sports Nutrition continues to integrate the science and practice of sports nutrition. Each chapter is specifically formatted to combine the viewpoints of two sports nutrition experts: the scientific principles underpinning each issue are reviewed by an internationally recognized nutritionist with extensive research experience, while a sports dietitian summarizes the practice tips that can be drawn from these principles.


Measuring the nutritional status of athletes
Assessing the physique of the athlete
Weight loss and making weight
Fluid and carbohydrate intake during exercise
Prevention, protection and treatment of iron deficiency and depletion
Supplements and sports foods
Requirements for special athletic populations (e.g. athletes with diabetes, and vegetarians) and environments (e.g. training at altitude)

Updates in the consensus viewpoints from international bodies such as the International Olympic Committee and the American College of Sports Medicine
International contributors from Australia, the UK, Canada and the USA
Revised design to aid navigation and readability.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 850 pages
  • 70 x 94 x 12mm | 1,247.38g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0070277206
  • 9780070277205
  • 25,941

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
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About Louise Burke

Louise Burke has been the Head of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport since 1990 and has nearly 30 years experience in ccounselingand educating athletes. In 2009 she received a Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine and Membership of the Order of Australia (OAM) from the Australian Government in recognition of her work in sports nutrition.

Vicki Deakin is an Associate Professor and Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra, where she initiated the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Nutrition and Dietetics and Sports Nutrition. Her involvement with elite athletes dates back to her initiation of the nutrition services at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1985.
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