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Nutritional Assessment of Athletes


ISBN10: 849309271
ISBN13: 9780849309274

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $119.95
Pages: 432
Publish date: april 2002

Presents a unique, comprehensive collection of nutritional assessment methodologies Includes information on the dietary assessment of the individual athlete Brings together top contributors in the field of sports nutrition Provides comprehensive anthropometric assessment methodologies for the athletic child, adolescent, and adult, with due consideration of gender differences Supplies tables and figures with normal values, allowing you to compare data Contains an extensive list of references Evaluating dietary intake, determining energy metabolism, and conducting other nutritional assessments are essential in understanding the relationships between diet, exercise, health, and physical performance, especially in athletes. The first comprehensive source on the subject, Nutritional Assessment of Athletes thoroughly examines these methods, discussing their advantages and limitations. Extensively referenced and filled with numerous tables and figures, this timely book focuses on the nutritional assessment of both recreational and professional athletes, including children, adolescents, and adults. In one volume, it presents methods for all types of nutritional evaluations, including dietary, anthropometric, physical activity needs, biochemical, and clinical assessments. Sports nutritionists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, researchers, students, health practitioners, and the educated layman will gain a better understanding of the relationship not only between diet and health, but also between diet and physical status of athletes.