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Sport nutrition : an introduction to energy production and performance

Author: Asker E Jeukendrup; Michael Gleeson
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2004.
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"Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance is an introductory-level text that gives students a comprehensive understanding of the basics of nutrition as it relates to sport." "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  Read more...
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Jeukendrup, Asker E., 1969-
Sport nutrition.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2004
(OCoLC)607351241
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asker E Jeukendrup; Michael Gleeson
ISBN: 0736034048 9780736034043
OCLC Number: 54677721
Description: xi, 411 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. 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 --
2. 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 --
3. 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 --
4. 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 --
5. Carbohydrate --
History --
Role of carbohydrate --
Carbohydrate before exercise --
Carbohydrate during exercise --
Carbohydrate after exercise --
What athletes really do --
Key points --
Key terms --
Recommended readings. 6. 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 --
7. 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 --
8. 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 --
9. 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. 10. 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 --
11. Weight management --
Ideal body weight and composition --
Weight loss --
Making weight and rapid weight-loss strategies --
Key points --
Key terms --
Recommended readings --
12. 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 --
13. 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 --
Appendix A. Key concepts in biological chemistry relevant to sport nutrition --
Appendix B. Unit conversion tables --
Appendix C. Recommended daily allowances for North America --
Appendix D. Reference nutrient intakes for the United Kingdom --
Appendix E. Recommended dietary intakes for Australia --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Asker Jeukendrup, Michael Gleeson.

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