The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Volume VII, Nutrition in Sport
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Nutrition in Sport provides an exhaustive review of the biochemistry and physiology of eating.
The text is divided into three sections and commences with a discussion of the essential elements of diet, including sections on carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and trace elements, and drugs associated with nutrition. It also discusses athletes requiring special consideration, including vegetarians and diabetics.
The second section considers the practical aspects of sports nutrition and discusses weight control (essential for sports with weight categories and athletes with eating disorders), the travelling athlete (where travel either disrupts established feeding patterns or introduces new hazards), environmental aspects of nutrition (including altitude and heat), and the role of sports nutritional products.