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Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition

Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition

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    Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, presents the principles and rationale for current nutrition guidelines for athletes. Using a physiological basis, this text provides an in-depth look at the science behind sport nutrition. Students will come away with an understanding of nutrition as it relates to sport and the influence of nutrition on performance, training, and recovery.

    This text is organized with the student in mind, with content sequenced in a logical order that puts building blocks in place to facilitate greater comprehension as more advanced topics are introduced. The book moves from general principles of nutrition and nutrient requirements to estimating and fulfilling energy needs with the appropriate combinations of macronutrients and micronutrients. Supplements are addressed from a scientific standpoint, followed by the influence of nutrition on training adaptations, immune function, body composition, weight management, and eating disorders. The new chapter on personalized nutrition covers periodized nutrition, gender differences, and special populations (young athletes, older athletes, and diabetic athletes) and offers practical examples from specific sports.

    This third edition contains revised and expanded information to keep students current on the latest findings in sport nutrition:

    • Updated nutrition guidelines

    • A new chapter on personalized nutrition that helps readers move from theory into practice as they better understand how to customize nutrition based on an individual’s unique background and needs

    • Addition of practical carbohydrate intake guidelines for athletes in a wide variety of sports

    • Updated information on protein metabolism and recommendations on the type, amount, and timing of protein intake to maximize training adaptation

    • Developments from the field of molecular biology that explain how adaptations to exercise training are influenced by nutrition

    • Expanded coverage of the rapidly developing field of immunonutrition

    Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, includes a number of tools to facilitate student learning. More than 300 figures, tables, and photos offer visual illustration of important concepts, methods, and research findings. Updated and new sidebars provide in-depth coverage of selected topics, making it easier to grasp the scientific concepts presented. Each chapter also includes learning objectives and key points to help students retain the information.

    In addition to being mindful of students, the authors remained conscious of the needs of instructors. With years of experience in teaching sport nutrition, the authors constructed chapters in a natural progression, making class lectures easier to prepare and deliver. Instructors will also find an ancillary package consisting of an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package plus image bank to further support their efforts.

    More than a simple prescription of recommendations, Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, offers a systematic presentation of the science supporting nutrition guidelines. It is an ideal book to provide a comprehensive understanding of nutrition as it relates to sport, exercise performance, training, and recovery.


    Text for upper undergraduate and graduate courses in sport science, exercise physiology, and other sport- or exercise-related degree programs; reference for sport nutritionists, dietitians, and other physical activity professionals.

    Chapter 1. Nutrients and Recommended Intakes

    Function of Nutrients






    Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements


    Recommended Intakes of Nutrients

    Development of Recommended Intakes

    Current Recommended Intakes

    Analyzing Dietary Intake

    Chapter 2. Healthy Eating

    Health Effects of Consuming Excess Amounts of Nutrients

    Practical Guidelines for a Balanced, Healthy Diet

    Recommendations for a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

    Nutrition Facts Labels

    Nutrient Content and Health Claims on Food Packaging

    Processed Food and Additives

    Fat Substitutes

    Chapter 3. Fuel Sources for Muscle and Exercise Metabolism

    Subcellular Skeletal Muscle Structure

    Force Generation in Skeletal Muscle

    Fiber Types

    Energy for Muscle Force Generation

    Fuel Stores in Skeletal Muscle

    Regulation of Energy Metabolism

    Metabolic Responses to Exercise

    Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise Training

    Chapter 4. Energy

    Energetic Efficiency

    Measuring the Energy Content of Food

    Measuring Energy Expenditure

    Components of Energy Expenditure

    Energy Balance

    Chapter 5. Gastric Emptying, Digestion, and Absorption

    Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Tract



    Gut Microbiota

    Regulation of Gastric Emptying

    Gastrointestinal Problems During and After Exercise

    Chapter 6. Carbohydrate


    Role of Carbohydrate

    Recommendations for Carbohydrate Intake

    Carbohydrate Intake in the Days Before Competition

    Carbohydrate Intake in the Hours Before Exercise

    Carbohydrate Intake 30 to 60 Minutes Before Exercise

    Carbohydrate Intake During Exercise

    Carbohydrate Intake After Exercise

    Chapter 7. Fat

    Fat Metabolism During Exercise

    Limits to Fat Oxidation

    Fat as a Fuel During Exercise

    Regulation of Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism

    Fat Supplementation and Exercise

    Effects of Diet on Fat Metabolism and Performance

    Chapter 8. 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

    Chapter 9. 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

    Chapter 10. Vitamins and Minerals

    Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble Vitamins

    Recommended Intakes of Vitamins

    Recommended Intakes of Vitamins for Athletes

    Macrominerals and Microminerals

    Recommended Intakes of Minerals

    Critical Micronutrient Functions

    Assessing Micronutrient Status

    Exercise and Micronutrient Requirements

    Ergogenic Effect of Micronutrient Supplementation

    Summary of Recommendations for Micronutrient Intake in Athletes

    Chapter 11. Nutrition Supplements

    Relative Importance of Supplements to a Normal Diet

    Nonregulation of Nutrition Supplements

    Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Supplements Studies


    Bee Pollen

    Beetroot Juice

    Beta Alanine and Carnosine

    Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate




    Cherry Juice



    Coenzyme Q10



    Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids




    Green Tea


    Ketone Salts

    Lactate Salts and Polylactate


    Medium-Chain Triacylglycerol

    Pangamic Acid


    Phosphorus and Phosphate Salts


    Pyruvate and Dihydroxyacetone

    Sodium Bicarbonate

    Sodium Citrate

    Sodium Nitrate


    Wheat Germ Oil

    Additive Effects of Combining Different Supplements

    Contamination of Nutrition Supplements

    Chapter 12. Nutrition and Training Adaptations

    Training Adaptations

    Signal Transduction Pathways

    Starting a Signaling Cascade

    Secondary Signals

    Nutrition and Effects on Training Adaptations

    Overreaching and the Overtraining Syndrome

    Nutrition and Effects on Sleep

    Nutrition and Effects on Rehabilitation

    Chapter 13. Nutrition and Immune Function in Athletes

    Functions of the Immune System and Its Cellular Components

    General Mechanism of the Immune Response

    Causes of Illness in Athletes

    Effects of Exercise on the Immune System

    Nutritional Manipulations to Decrease Immunodepression in Athletes

    Conclusions and Recommendations

    Chapter 14. Body Composition

    Optimal Body Weight and Composition

    Body Composition Models

    Normal Ranges of Body Weight and Body Fat

    Body Composition Measurement Techniques

    Chapter 15. Weight Management


    Energy and Macronutrient Intake

    Regulation of Appetite

    Effect of Exercise on Appetite

    Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure

    Dietary Weight-Loss Methods

    Exercise for Weight Loss

    Decreased Resting Metabolic Rate With Weight Loss

    Weight Cycling

    Gender Differences in Weight Loss

    Practicalities of Weight Loss for Athletes

    Weight Gain

    Chapter 16. Eating Disorders in Athletes

    Types of Eating Disorders

    Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Athletes

    Effects of Eating Disorders on Sports Performance

    Effects of Eating Disorders on Health

    Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders

    Chapter 17. Personalized Nutrition

    Genetic Influences

    Turning Science Into Practice

    Specific Populations

    Nutrition Application in Different Sport Situations and Populations

    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 and New Zealand

    Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, is a professor at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, the director of the Mysportscience performance consulting firm, and cofounder and co-CEO of CORE Nutrition Planning. After obtaining his degrees at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, he spent a year at the University of Texas at Austin before accepting a position at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. At the University of Birmingham, he served for 12 years as the director of the Human Performance Laboratory, heading up the exercise metabolism research group. His research focused on the metabolic responses to exercise, the regulation of carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise, adaptations to training, and the influence of nutrition on metabolism and exercise nutrition. He is considered a leading expert in the general areas of sports nutrition, training and overtraining, and recovery.

    Jeukendrup received several awards for his achievements, including the Danone Chair at the University of Brussels in 2005. In 2011 he accepted a position as global senior director of exercise physiology at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, defining strategies for research, education, and sport science services for the largest sports nutrition company in the world. He is a registered sport and exercise nutritionist, having worked with many elite athletes and clubs, including the Rabobank, Lotto-Soudal, and Lotto-Jumbo professional cycling teams; Chelsea Football Club; FC Barcelona; Red Bull Salzburg; UK Athletics; the British Olympic Association; African runners; and several Olympic and world champions. He is currently nutrition performance manager for the Dutch Olympic Committee and head of performance nutrition for the Lotto-Jumbo professional cycling team.

    Jeukendrup has published extensively in sport nutrition. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the European College of Sport Science. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, cycling, and competing in triathlons. To date, he has completed 21 Ironman-distance races, including the Ironman Hawaii six times.

    Michael Gleeson, PhD, is a professor of exercise biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Gleeson is considered a world authority on exercise biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition, and he has worked with numerous world-class athletes and professional football clubs. He has taught sport nutrition at the university level and has published several books and over 250 scientific articles in scientific and medical journals. He has a particular interest and expertise in the effects of exercise, training, and nutrition on immune function.

    Gleeson has been both president and vice president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. He is a fellow of the European College of Sport Science and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Physiological Society, and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

    Gleeson enjoys playing tennis, hill walking, and watching football and films.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Each chapter of the instructor guide includes a recommended class format, chapter objectives, a detailed outline of the chapter (which could form the structure of a lecture), and sample student assignments. In addition, suggestions for practical lab classes are offered for some of the chapters. Also included are a sample syllabus and list of useful websites.

    Test package. Contains 674 questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats that can be used to create customized tests.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Features 705 PowerPoint slides containing key content, figures, and tables from the text. Slides can be added, modified, or rearranged as needed. The image bank includes most of the figures, photos, and tables from the text—sorted by chapter—to provide instructors with additional flexibility in creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.