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Sports Nutrition

Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, "Sports Nutrition" is the latest volume in the "Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science" series. A stand-alone text, this book is also a practical supplement to the recently published "Nutrition in Sport" (Volume VII of the "Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine"). "Sports Nutrition" provides an up-to-date summary of the science and practice of sports nutrition. Focusing on the different aspects of nutrition related to sports, the book is divided into three sections: the first deals with issues related to training; the second to the nutritional challenges of competition and the final section deals with the practical side, looking at ways in which scientific knowledge can be translated into eating strategies and choices."Sports Nutrition" is an essential reference on all aspects of sports nutrition for the team coach, athletic trainer and allied health professional working with athletes and sports teams, and the knowledgeable athlete.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Forewords by the IOC. Preface. Part 1 Nutrition Needs for Training. 1 Exercise and Energy Demands. 2 Fuels used in Exercise: Carbohydrate and Fat. 3 Protein and Amino. 4 Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals. 5 Fluids and Electrolytes. 6 Alcohol and Sport. Part 2 Nutrition for Competition. 7 Preparation for Competition. 8 Nutrition for Competition. 9 Post--event Recovery. Part 3 Practical Sports Nutrition. 10 Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs. 11 Changing Size and Body Composition. 12 Dietary Supplements and Ergogenic Aids. 13 Practical Strategies to Meet Nutrition Goals. 14 Eating Well While Traveling. 15 Strategies for Special Populations. 16 Strategies for Special Environments: Heat. Index.


Published Reviews of the First Edition "Sports Nutrition provides the reader with a concise and accessible body of information in all of the major nutritional requirements of athletes and recreational enthusiasts." Division of Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Nottingham British Journal of Nutrition

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