The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-10-16
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine and Science, this book is the definitive comprehensive reference to nutrition as it relates to athletic performance. Leading experts from the fields of nutrition, sports science and sports medicine outline the current state of knowledge, from the biochemistry and physiology of eating to practical guidance for trainers, coaches, physicians and other professionals. Topics include weight management, supplements, and planning diets for optimal training and performance. This books is published in conjunction with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Part 1:  The Underpinning Science

1 Human Nutrition
David A. Bender

2 Exercise Physiology
W. Larry Kenney, Robert Murray

3 Biochemistry of Exercise
Michael Gleeson

Part 2: Energy and Macronutrients

4 How to Assess the Energy Costs of Exercise and Sport
Barbara E. Ainsworth

5 Energy Balance and Energy Availability
Anne B. Loucks

6 Assessing Body Composition
Timothy R. Ackland, Arthur D. Stewart

7 Carbohydrate Needs of Athletes in Training
Louise Burke

8 The Regulation and Synthesis of Muscle Glycogen by Means of Nutrient Intervention
John L. Ivy

9 Carbohydrate Ingestion During Exercise
Asker Jeukendrup

10 Defining Optimum Protein Intakes for Athletes
Stuart M. Phillips

11 Dietary Protein as a Trigger for Metabolic Adaptation
Luc J.C. van Loon

12 Fat Metabolism During and After Exercise
Bente Kiens, Jacob Jeppesen

13 Metabolic Adaptations to a High-fat Diet
John A. Hawley, Wee Kian Yeo

14 Water and Electrolyte Loss and Replacement in Training and Competition
Ronald J. Maughan

15 Performance Effects of Dehydration
Eric D.B. Goulet

16 Rehydration and recovery after exercise
Susan M. Shirreffs

17 Nutritional Effects on Central Fatigue
Bart Roelands, Romain Meeusen

Part 3: Micronutrients and Dietary Supplements

18 Vitamins, Minerals and Sport Performance
Stella L. Volpe, Ha Nguyen

19 Iron Requirements and Iron Status of Athletes
Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Lippi, Giuseppe Banfi

20 Calcium and Vitamin D
Enette Larson-Meyer

21 Exercise-induced Oxidative Stress: Are Supplemental Antioxidants Warranted?
John C. Quindry, Andreas Kavazis, Scott K. Powers

22 Dietary Phytochemicals
J. Mark Davis, Benjamin Gordon, E. Angela Murphy, Martin D. Carmichael

23 Risks and Rewards of Dietary Supplement Use by Athletes
Ronald J. Maughan

24 Creatine
Francis B. Stephens, Paul L. Greenhaff

25 Caffeine and Exercise Performance
Lawrence L. Spriet

26 Buffering agents
Craig Sale, Roger C. Harris

27 Alcohol, Exercise and Sport
Ronald J. Maughan, Susan Shirreffs

Part 4: Practical Issues

28 The Female Athlete
Susan I. Barr

29 The Young Athlete
Flavia Meyer, Brian W. Timmons

30 The Ageing Athlete
Christine A. Rosenbloom

31 The Vegetarian Athlete
Jacqueline R. Berning

32 The Special Needs Athlete
Elizabeth Broad

33 Overreaching and Unexplained Underperformance Syndrome: Nutritional Interventions
Paula Robson-Ansley, Ricardo Costa

34 The Travelling Athlete
Susie Parker-Simmons, Kylie Andrew

35 Environment and Exercise
Samuel N. Cheuvront, Brett R. Ely, Randall L. Wilber

36 Food and Nutrition Considerations at Major Competitions
Fiona Pelly

Part 5: Health-related and Clinical Sports Nutrition

37 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health
Barry Braun, Benjamin F. Miller

38 Exercise, Nutrition and Inflammation
Michael J. Kraakman, Martin Whitham, Mark A. Febbraio

39 Exercise, Nutrition, and Immune Function
David C. Nieman

40 The Diabetic Athlete
Nicholas Peirce, GurjitBhogal

41 The Overweight Athlete
Helen O’Connor

42 Eating Disorders in Male and Female Athletes
Monica K. Torstveit, JorunnSundgot-Borgen

43 Importance of Gastrointestinal Function to Athletic Performance and Health
Nancy J. Rehrer, John McLaughlin, Lucy Wasse

44 The Hyponatraemia of Exercise (Exercise-Associated Hyponatraemia – EAH)
Timothy D. Noakes

Part 6: Sport-specific Nutrition: Practical Issues

45 Strength and Power Events
Eric S. Rawson, Charles E. Brightbill, Michael J. Stec

46 Sprinting: Optimizing Dietary Intake
Gary Slater, Helen O’Connor, Bethanie Allanson

47 Distance Running
Trent Stellingwerff

48 Cycling
Peter Hespel

49 Gymnastics
Dan Benardo

50 Swimming
Louise M. Burke, Gregory Shaw

51 Winter Sports
Nanna L. Meyer

52 Team Sports
Francis Holway

53 Weight Category Sports
Hattie H. Wright, Ina Garthe

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