Clinical Sports Nutrition
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Clinical Sports Nutrition, 5/e

Louise Burke
Vicki Deakin

ISBN: 1743073682
Copyright year: 2015

Book preface

Clinical Sports Nutrition, now in its fifth edition, continues to update the science and practice of sports nutrition. The text has been thoroughly revised by internationally recognised experts, incorporating the latest research and scientific principles relevant to the elite athlete. At the end of each chapter, experienced sports dietitians provide practical strategies for translating this theory into practice.

Topics include the physiology of sports; nutritional assessment of athletes; measuring physique; weight loss and weight making; post-exercise recovery; nutritional strategies before and during competition; iron depletion; micronutrient needs; eating disorders in athletes; gastrointestinal issues; supplements and sports foods; requirements for specific athletic populations (children, vegetarians and masters athletes); and considerations in different environmental conditions (travel, cold, heat and altitude).

New chapters have been added on periodisation of nutrition; gastrointestinal issues; food allergies and intolerances; immunity; infective illness and injury; and a revised approach to the female athlete triad. New commentaries include discussions on the molecular link with exercise; measuring energy availability; the physiological effects of exercise on gut function; antioxidant supplements; and updated fluid requirements.

This book is targeted at students interested in a career in sports nutrition. It is also for sports nutrition professionals who need to translate science into their practice with athletes and coaches. We wish all of you excellence in your endeavours and hope that Clinical Sports Nutrition can assist you on this pathway.

Louise Burke
Vicki Deakin

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