Essentials of Creatine in Sports and Health
With all of the misinformation regarding the effects of creatine supplementation on health and sports performance, this book brings together the information on how creatine affects body composition, exercise performance, and health. Supported by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, this volume is timely and vital for all professionals in the field of sports nutrition.
- Hardback | 254 pages
- 154 x 230 x 22mm | 539.77g
- 28 Feb 2008
- Humana Press Inc.
- Totowa, NJ, United States
- 2008 ed.
- 24 Illustrations, black and white; X, 254 p. 24 illus.
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A great deal of misinformation is present in popular culture regarding the effects of creatine supplementation on health and sports performance. For instance, it is not uncommon for various media outlets to claim, in spite of the lack of supporting evidence, that 'supplementing with creatine is harmful to the liver and kidneys and may cause dehydration and cramping.' In reality, creatine is intimately involved in energy metabolism, performance, and training adaptations, and, recently, several studies have uncovered its potential clinical application toward treating various neuromuscular diseases and maintaining brain function. This book unifies the sum of information on how creatine affects body composition, exercise performance, and health. Because the body of data on creatine is ample and constantly growing, a book such as this is a timely and important resource for the clinician, the coach, and the sports scientist.
Table of contents
Essentials of Creatine Editors Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD Jose Antonio, PhD Doug Kalman, PhD An Overview of Creatine Metabolism Jeff S. Volek, Kevin D. Ballard, and Cassandra E. Forsythe Creatine Supplementation in Strength-Power Sports Darryn S. Willoughby Creatine Supplementation in Endurance Sports Joel P. Cramer, PhD Creatine Supplementation and Woman Athletes Joan Eckerson, PhD Creatine Consumption and Health Jacques Poortmans, PhD Clinical Application Joseph Weir, PhD Creatine Overview: Facts, Fallacies & Future Mike Greenwood, PhD