Nutrition for Sport and Exercise,
3rd Edition

Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle

ISBN-13: 9781285752495 | ISBN-10: 128575249x

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 624 pages

List Price USD $199.95


Insightful, well-organized, and clearly written, NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE, 3rd Edition, integrates nutrition and exercise physiology principles, emphasizing scientific reasoning and examining research studies to illuminate the evidence for current nutritional recommendations. In addition, the text helps you translate these nutrition recommendations to specific plans for the appropriate amount and type of foods, beverages, and/or supplements to support training, performance, and recovery. The authors carefully illustrate the links between exercise, nutrition, and, the ultimate goals: optimal performance and health.

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Meet the Authors

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Marie Dunford, Ph.D., R.D., has been involved in sports nutrition since the mid-1980's. In 1985, while a faculty member at California State University, Fresno, she created the curriculum for an upper-division course entitled "Nutrition and the Athlete." She taught the course for 16 years, during which time she interacted with thousands of student athletes. This direct exposure to nutrition and exercise science majors and NCAA Division I athletes helped her develop an understanding of how students learn and the sports nutrition topics most difficult for students to master. In addition to Nutrition for Sports and Exercise, Dr. Dunford has written three other books and taught numerous online sports nutrition courses for nutrition and exercise professionals. She is an active member of SCAN—the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists—a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is an avid recreational tennis player and a struggling student of French.

J. Andrew Doyle, Ph.D., FACSM, is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology and the Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he formerly served as Department Chair. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Clemson University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia State University, and a doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the Ohio State University. He has taught exercise physiology, exercise testing and fitness assessment, and exercise programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 30 years. His research interests include carbohydrate metabolism and exercise and the role of physical activity, exercise, and fitness in health. He has conducted, published, and presented numerous research studies with cyclists, runners, and triathletes, and has extensive experience testing elite athletes from cycling, running, gymnastics, rowing, canoe and kayak, and basketball. Dr. Doyle is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • All chapters updated to reflect current research so students get the most accurate and timely information available.
  • End-of-chapter quizzes are mapped to the chapter's Learning Objectives .
  • Features updated to work more efficiently in electronic format so that students with an eBook have a learning experience on par with those with a traditional text.
  • This edition will have a MindTap Reader.
  • Learning Objectives mapped to #1 heads.
  • A holistic approach based on function for the key nutrients carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water [provides what benefit?].
  • The new edition includes the most current, cutting-edge scientific information, up-to-date guidelines, and evidence-based recommendations to ensure that your students have the most accurate, timely and relevant information available.
  • Emphasizes the scientific basis for sports nutrition recommendations and uses current research studies of trained athletes to help students interpret and apply scientific data.
  • Key points and review questions at the end of each major section assist students in identifying the important information from that last section and test their mastery of that information.
  • Focus on Research helps students understand research methods and results as well as highlighting the significance and application of those results.
  • An emphasis on the development of a comprehensive nutrition plan (i.e. nutrition periodization) to meet the individual needs of athletes in training illustrates the translation of broad nutritional recommendations and guidelines to specific foods, beverages, snacks and meals with practical, real-life examples for many different sports.
  • Special features in each chapter include: Internet café (websites offering sound sports nutrition information); Keeping it in perspective (how each topic fits into the big picture); and Spotlight on (additional coverage of supplements and other topics and examples of real-life athletes). Pre- and Post-Test quizzes, Self-Test chapter questions, summaries, references, and glossary included.
  • Chapters on diet planning, disordered eating and exercise patterns in athletes, and lifelong fitness and health, allow these important topics to be covered in more depth.
  • Two chapters devoted to the topic of energy explore difficult concepts in detail, giving students more time to grasp this fundamental information.
  • Scientific and practical information about the use of dietary supplements to enhance training and improve performance addresses the legality, ethics, safety and effectiveness of a variety of supplements popular with athletes.
  • Application exercises give students a brief scenario, along with questions, and encourage them to apply the information that they have read.
  • The integration of nutrition and exercise physiology by explaining basic physiology principles, the physiological responses and adaptations the body has to exercise training, and the effects of training on nutritional requirements [provides what benefit?].

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Sports Nutrition.
2. Defining and Measuring Energy.
3. Energy Systems and Exercise.
4. Carbohydrates.
5. Proteins.
6. Fats.
7. Water and Electrolytes.
8. Vitamins.
9. Minerals.
10. Diet Planning: Food First, Supplements Second.
11. Weight and Body Composition.
12. Disordered Eating and Exercise Patterns in Athletes.
13. Diet and Exercise for Lifelong Fitness and Health.

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Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

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