CRC Desk Reference on Sports Nutrition

Author: Mark Kern
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420038877
Format: PDF, Docs
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The landscape of sports nutrition is dramatically altering, as those in search of optimal performance are moving the field from haphazard alchemy to exact science. Currently, thousands of products -- from ancient herbs and old standards to hormone extractions and test tube concoctions --compete for a place at the training table of both professional and amateur competitors, as well as those non-athletes seeking some potent elixir of youth. Unfortunately, getting straight and genuinely relevant information on these products can be a time consuming and frustrating challenge. The CRC Desk Reference on Sports Nutrition following in the tradition of authoritative CRC references, will place in your hands the most comprehensive desk reference available on sports nutrition products. Intelligently organized, each entry, depending upon its prominence and importance, is followed either by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with figures or tables. While the authors have adhered to the principles of scientific discipline, they have also taken the effort to make the text highly accessible to anyone with an interest in sports nutrition. Extremely relevant, the listings include important issues regarding exercise metabolism and performance, recent products, both legal and illegal, as well as common dietary supplements and traditional herbs. Recent events make it clear that it is becoming more and more challenging for practitioners to adhere to the Hippocratic caveat of do no harm, as supplements become more potent and potentially more dangerous. With its desk reference on sports nutrition, CRC has taken the lead in helping to meet that challenge. Primary author and editor: Mark Kern, PhD, RD, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University. Editor-in-Chief of SCAN's PULSE (American Dietetic Association). Contributing authors: Yael Melamud Pernick, MS, Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA. Amy R. Culp, RD, LD, sCULPture Nutrition & Fitness, Leander, TX. Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Features for Ease of Use -- Utilizes alphabetical order for easy reference Includes diagrams and figures to support complex descriptions Provides tables to summarize additional data Includes nearly 400 references for further research

CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition

Author: Carolyn D. Berdanier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142003734X
Format: PDF
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Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition, Second Edition explains hundreds of terms commonly used in medicine, food science, metabolism, physiology, and nutrition. Thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect major advances over the past decade, this reference lists entries alphabetically and even cross-references them when multiple terms are used for the same definition. Each entry is followed either by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with figures or tables. The text also includes two appendices, the first contains general information about meal planning and food selection, while the second provides a variety of metabolic maps that illustrate the pathways involved in major metabolic systems. What's New in the Second Edition: þ Provides many additional terms and includes notable revisions along with new information that facilitates data accessibility þ Presents listings of the many drugs used to manage nutrition-related conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity þ Includes web addresses that provide access to the extensive Table of Food Composition which is maintained by the USDA and the Dietary Reference Intakes and contains the most current recommendations for nutrient intakes

Nutritional Concerns in Recreation Exercise and Sport

Author: Judy A. Driskell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420068160
Format: PDF
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Athletes, coaches, and recreationalists are continually seeking ways to maximize their competitive efforts in both exercise and sport, and from 5km runners to Olympians, most athletes recognize that good nutrition is as crucial to success as ongoing practice and regular exercise. Written and edited by top-notch nutrition and exercise authorities, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport comprehensively covers the major nutritional concerns related to physical activity and the serious recreationalist and athlete, focusing on core questions in the growing field of sports nutrition. This valuable resource discusses the central roles macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) play in healthy nutrition. It includes practical considerations related to hydration, body weight, and the use of nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids. It also discusses the various athletic concerns athletes will likely face during different life stages, such as the young athlete, the pregnant athlete, and the aging athlete. Concise and extensively referenced, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport provides the knowledge base athletes need to make well-informed dietary decisions, optimize overall health, and achieve personal performance success.

Handbook of Nutrition and Food

Author: Carolyn D. Berdanier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420038392
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With a clear and concise format, Handbook of Nutrition and Food presents the quantitative and qualitative data and information needed by nutritionists, dieticians, and health care professionals. It proceeds from human development to body systems and disease to micro/macro nutrients and concludes with nutrition counseling and community nutrition. Sections include interpretive text to help you understand the background and use of the material. Presenting information covering biochemistry, macronutrients, micronutrients, disease, and applied dietetics, the book includes: Extensive bibliographic entries All necessary mathematical formulae Comprehensive tabular data State-of-the-art molecular implications ABOUT THE EDITOR: Carolyn D. Berdanier, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she served as Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition. After eleven years in this position, she stepped down to resume research full time. Her work has been supported by NIH, USDA, and various other organizations concerned with nutrition. She is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, and several honorary societies. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nutrition, FASEB Journal, Nutrition Research, and Biochemical Archives. Current interests include studies on the role of nutrients in the control of mitochondrial gene expression. In addition to Handbook of Nutrition and Food, Dr. Berdanier has written, edited, and co-edited several bestselling books for CRC Press, including the Advanced Nutrition titles and CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition.

Food Emulsifiers and Their Applications

Author: Gerard L. Hasenhuettl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387752846
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The improved second edition of Food Emulsifiers and their Applications integrates theoretical background with practical orientation and serves as a highly significant reference on the applications of emulsifiers in food systems. It offers practitioners an overview of the manufacture, analysis, physical properties, interactions and applications of emulsifiers used in processed food. The book is written for food technologists as well as R&D and product development personnel.

NASM s Essentials of Sports Performance Training

Author: Micheal Clark
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781768039
Format: PDF, Docs
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This First Edition, based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine™ (NASM) proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model, teaches future sports performance coaches and other trainers how to strategically design strength and conditioning programs to train athletes safely and effectively. Readers will learn NASM's systematic approach to program design with sports performance program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs; innovative approaches to speed, agility and quickness drills, and more! This is the main study tool for NASM's Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference

Author: Gerard E. Mullin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439812659
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While the gastrointestinal tract ingests, digests, and absorbs nutrients, the liver transforms nutrients, synthesizes plasma proteins, and detoxifies bacteria and toxins absorbed from the gut. It is therefore not surprising that gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases have a major impact on the nutritional state of the individual. Integrating nutrition and the gastrointestinal system, the Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference brings together experts in the field of nutrition, gastroenterology, and hepatology to offer dietary, nutritional, and natural therapies for gastrointestinal and hepatic ailments in order to improve overall health. Providing a review of the digestive tract, liver, and core concepts, this important reference presents the nutritional consequences and considerations of digestive disorders. Contributors examine the role of nutrition in gastrointestinal and liver disease, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, malabsorption, colorectal disease, transplantation, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Of special interest to the practitioner are chapters on food allergy and intolerance, the effects of medicinal plants, and the role of fiber in the gastrointestinal tract. The reference also addresses the challenges of managing nutritional issues for hospitalized patients and covers eating disorders and ethical issues. Other key topics include: Obesity Clinical applications of probiotics The impact of micronutrient deficiencies Genomic applications for gastrointestinal care Drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions Guidelines for performing a nutrition assessment This comprehensive reference offers a toolbox of key concepts, charts, tables, algorithms, and practical therapeutic strategies for practitioners involved in gastrointestinal and hepatic nutrition care. Dr. Mullin maintains a website discussing the integration of both Eastern and Western (conventional) medicines to help patients overcome their digestive illnesses.