Sport Nutrition An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance

ISBN-10: 0736034048
ISBN-13: 9780736034043
Edition: 2004
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Description: Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance presents in-depth discussion of the science behind sport nutrition, including general principles, background, and rationale for current nutritional guidelines. Students will gain  More...

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List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 8/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance presents in-depth discussion of the science behind sport nutrition, including general principles, background, and rationale for current nutritional guidelines. Students will gain a solid understanding of the principles of nutrition as they relate specifically to sport. Students will also learn how to distinguish between fact and fallacy in the confusing world of sport nutrition and supplements.The logical organization of the book helps instructors deliver a comprehensive introductory course in nutrition as well as reinforce comprehension, retention, and application for all students-including those without a science background. The following are some of the student-friendly features:--More than 200 tables and illustrations that demonstrate important concepts and research findings, making the text easy to understand at the introductory level-Summary appendix that explains the fundamental concepts of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and physiology-Extensive glossary of terms and commonly used abbreviations-Numerous standard textbook elements, including learning objectives, key points, and key termsA full chapter is devoted to how food is digested and absorbed, as well as how exercise influences the digestive process. Other topics include molecular structure, energy production, recovery after exercise, and the biochemical and physiological processes within the body.Well-respected authors Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, and Michael Gleeson, PhD, areon the cutting edge of sport nutrition. They draw from years of experience researching, publishing, and teaching at the university level and consulting with international sport teams. Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance will help students learn the underlying principles of sport nutrition and its effect on performance.

Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, is a professor of exercise metabolism in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK. He is an active researcher credited with many of the new findings in sport nutrition in the past decade. He is a registered sport and exercise nutritionist, having worked with many elite athletes and clubs, including the professional cycling team Rabobank, the Chelsea Football Club, UK Athletics, the British Olympic Association, African runners, and several Olympic and world champions. Jeukendrup has published extensively in sport nutrition and was an invited delegate to the IOC Consensus Conference on Sports Nutrition in Lausanne in 2003. He is a fellow of the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine and the EuropeanCollege of Sport Sciences, the Physiological Society, the Nutrition Society, BASES, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Diabetic Association. He is also the editor of the European Journal of Sport Sciences. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, cycling, and competing in triathlons. He has completed more than 17 Ironman-distance races, including the Ironman Hawaii four times. Michael Gleeson, PhD,is a professor of exercise biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at LoughboroughUniversity in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Gleeson is an active researcher in sport nutrition and has worked with numerous world-class athletes and professional football clubs. He has taught sport nutrition at the university level and has published extensively in scientific and medical journals. He also was an invited delegate to the IOC Consensus Conference on Sports Nutrition in Lausanne in 2003. He has a particular interest and expertise in the effects of exercise, training, and nutrition on immune function and has been both vice president and president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. Gleeson is also a fellow of the EuropeanCollege of Sport Sciences and a member of the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine, the Physiological Society, and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He enjoys playing tennis, hill walking, and watching football and films.

Preface
Acknowledgments
General Principles of Nutrition
Function of Food
Dietary Carbohydrate
Dietary Lipids
Dietary Protein
Water
Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements
Alcohol
Essential Nutrients
Assessing Nutrient and Energy Intake
Analyzing Nutrient Intake
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Fuel Sources for Muscle and Exercise Metabolism
Subcellular Structure and Mechanism of Force Generation in Skeletal Muscle
Sources of Energy for Muscle Force Generation
Fuel Stores in Skeletal Muscle
Regulation of Energy Metabolism
Metabolic Responses to Exercise
Metabolic Adaptation to Exercise Training
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Energy
What Is Energy?
Energetic Efficiency
Measuring the Energy Content of Food
Measuring Energy Expenditure
Components of Energy Expenditure
Energy Balance
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Gastric Emptying, Digestion, and Absorption
Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Digestion
Absorption
Regulation of Gastric Emptying
Gastrointestinal Problems
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Carbohydrate
History
Role of Carbohydrate
Carbohydrate Before Exercise
Carbohydrate During Exercise
Carbohydrate After Exercise
What Athletes Really Do
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Fat
Fat Metabolism During Exercise
What Limits Fat Oxidation
Fat As a Fuel During Exercise
Regulation of Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism
Fat Supplementation and Exercise
Effect of Diet on Fat Metabolism and Performance
Supplements That Increase Fat Oxidation
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Protein and Amino Acids
Amino Acids
Techniques to Study Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
Protein Requirements for Exercise
Training and Protein Metabolism
Effect of Protein Intake on Protein Synthesis
Amino Acids As Ergogenic Aids
Protein Intake and Health Risks
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Water Requirements and Fluid Balance
Thermoregulation and Exercise in the Heat
Effects of Dehydration on Exercise Performance
Mechanisms of Heat Illness
Effects of Fluid Intake on Exercise Performance
Daily Water Balance
Fluid Requirements for Athletes
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
The Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Macrominerals and Microminerals
Micronutrients Form the Building Blocks of Tissues
Micronutrients As Antioxidants
Essential Functions of the Micronutrients
Effects of Vitamins on Exercise Performance
Ergogenic Effect of Mineral Supplementation
Recommendations for Micronutrient Intake in Athletes
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Nutrition Supplements
Nonregulation of Nutrition Supplements
Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Supplements Studies
A Detailed Look at Nutrition Supplements
Contamination of Nutrition Supplements
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Weight Management
Ideal Body Weight and Composition
Weight Loss
Making Weight and Rapid Weight-Loss Strategies
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Eating Disorders in Athletes
Types of Eating Disorders
Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Athletes
Risk Factors
Effects of Eating Disorders on Sports Performance
Effects of Eating Disorders on the Athlete's Health
Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Nutrition and Immune Function in Athletes
Functions of the Immune System and Its Cellular Components
General Mechanism of the Immune Response
Effects of Exercise on the Immune System
Nutritional Manipulations to Decrease Immunodepression in Athletes
Mechanisms of Nutritional Influences on Immune Function in Athletes
Conclusions and Recommendations
Key Points
Key Terms
Recommended Readings
Key Concepts in Biological Chemistry Relevant to Sport Nutrition
Unit Conversion Tables
Recommended Daily Allowances for North America
Reference Nutrient Intakes for the United Kingdom
Recommended Dietary Intakes for Australia
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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