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Essentials of Sports Nutrition, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-49764-6
242 pages
September 2008
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Today's top athletes understand that meeting one's nutritional needs is critical when competing. Those who perform heavy physical activity must receive an increased level of nutrients, fluid and energy. This book offers a concise introduction to the links between nutrition and physical performance.
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Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition.


Part I Nutritional Aspects of Macronutrients in Sport.




Part II Aspects of Dehydration and Rehydration in Sport.

Fluids and electrolytes.

Part III Nutritional Aspects of Micronutrients in Sport.


Trace elements.


Antioxidants and exercise induced free radicals.

Part IV Nutritional Ergogenics and Metabolism.

Nutritional ergogenics.

Eating disorders in athletes.

From theory to practice.

A brief outline of metabolism.


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Author Information

FRED BROUNS is an internationally recognised authority in the field of sports nutrition and supplementation. Over the years he has been consultant to The International Olympic Committee, to numerous National Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, the Dutch Soccer Team, Professional cycling teams, the Dutch Olympic team and many others.
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New to This Edition

New coverage of:
  • selected sports nutraceuticals
  • how to improve fatty acid metabolism
  • antioxidants and exercise-induced free radicals eating disorders in athletes
  • applying theory to practice
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The Wiley Advantage

  • A thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition of the highly successful "Nutritional Needs of Athletes"
  • A concise introduction to the relationship between nutrition and physical performance
  • New to this edition: Nutraceuticals, Eating Disorders in Athletes, Antioxidants and Exercise-induced Free Radicals and Applying Theory to Practice
  • Chapters are easy to read and well organised
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"…to compare this book to a car, it would be a Ford Mondeo as it is reliable, comfortable, midpriced and easy-to-use…" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2003)

"...This publication contains a lot of valuable information in the field of sports nutrition." ( Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 47, No.1, 2003)

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