Clinical Sports Nutrition

Clinical Sports Nutrition

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Clinical Sports Nutrition is a comprehensive reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information, coupled with advice on how to apply sports nutrition guidelines in a clinical and practical framework. Established as the leading international text on the subject, this is the definitive guide to maximising athletic performance through advanced nutrition. The book covers a comprehensive range of topical issues on sports nutrition, presenting the theory and most up-to-date research findings in clear, readable terms and incorporating highly practical applications specifically for practitioners working in the sports arena. The contributing authors are leading academics, physicians and sports dietitians from Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Finland. This edition has been revised with an emphasis on updating knowledge and practice that developed since 2000.New coverage in this edition includes information on the female athlete, exercise and the immune system, anti-oxidents and the athlete, and nutrition during travel.
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  • Paperback | 860 pages
  • 70 x 95 x 18mm | 1,496.85g
  • McGraw-Hill Medical
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0074716026
  • 9780074716021
  • 1,067,230

Table of contents

Clinical Sports Nutrition, third edition Sports nutrition: an historial perspective. Exercise physiology and metabolism. Measuring nutritional status of athletes: clinical and reasearch perspectives. Kinanthropometry: physique assessment of the athlete. Protein and amino acid needs for training and bulking up. Energy requirement of the athlete: assessment and evidence of energy efficiency. Weight loss and the athlete. Making weight in sports. Eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes. Bone, exercise, nutrition and menstrual disturbances. Iron depletion in athletes. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant needs of athletes. Preparation for competition. Nutrition for recovery after competition and training. Nutritional strategies to enhance fat oxidation during aerobic exercise. Dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids in sport. Nutrition for special populations: children and young athletes. Nutrition and the aging athlete. Special needs: the athlete with diabetes. Special needs: the vegetarian athlete. Athletes with gastrointestinal disorders. Special needs: athletes with disabilities. Medical and nutritional issues for the travelling athlete. Nutritional issues for special environments: training and competing at altitude and in hot climates. Providing meals for athletic groups.
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About Louise Burke

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.
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