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Sports Nutrition: Energy Metabolism and Exercise


ISBN10: 849379504
ISBN13: 9780849379505

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $119.95
Pages: 288
Publish date: September 2007

Explains why the timing of protein intake may be as important as quantity Presents evidence to support the myth busting notion that lean animal protein actually raises HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers blood pressure Defines how much protein the exercising body actually needs Compares the evidence of low fat and low carbohydrate diets for weight loss Explores sex differences in metabolic fuel selection during exercise Looks at the benefits of exercise combined with hormone replacement therapy in the elderly Exercise by itself tears down the body. To rebuild that body so that it expresses greater strength, endurance, and speed, requires sound nutritional practices based on fact rather than fad. Those practices must also recognize that specific needs vary greatly according to age, gender, and intensity of exercise. Sports Nutrition: Energy Metabolism and Exercise offers a cutting-edge investigation of energy metabolism and exercise in relation to sports nutrition. Edited by the team of Ira Wolinsky and Judy Driskell, who continue to build on their reputation as leading experts on sports-nutrition, and written by researchers qualified for the task, this myth-busting work presents- New findings on essential energy-yielding nutrients New material on the estimation of energy requirements Various chapters examine the active body's need for energy-yielding carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The book also considers laboratory methods for determining the energy expenditure of athletes as well as unique assessment methods used to measure activity in the field. In addition, the text considers important physiological aspects of energy metabolism such as body weight regulation, and examines variances necessitated by gender and age. Based on rigorous research, this readable work offers sound advice for all those concerned with the proper nourishment of the active body. Nutritionists, trainers, exercise physiologists, and athletes themselves will find much food for thought on nutrition science, as well as practical guidance in determining the ingredients required to maximize training.

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