- Presents a unique, comprehensive collection of nutritional assessment methodologies
- Includes information on the nutritional assessment of the individual athlete
- Brings together top contributors in the field of sports nutrition
- Provides comprehensive nutritional assessment methodologies for the adult athlete, with due consideration of gender differences
- Supplies tables and figures with normal values, allowing you to compare data
- Contains an extensive list of references
Practitioners and researchers in the nutrition, exercise, and sport areas perform many types of nutritional assessments on athletes. Nutritional assessment is a key to determining the health and performance efficiency of athletes, professional, collegiate, and recreational.
Nutritional Assessment of Athletes, Second Edition is an updated expansion of the first edition. It describes the dietary, nutritional, physical activity needs, biochemical, and clinical assessment of athletes, with emphasis on the adult. A new chapter has been added on hydration as proper hydration and fluid replacement is a topic of utmost importance to physical performance. A new chapter has also been added on molecular aspects of physical performance and nutritional assessment as research is indicating that nutrigenomics also influences physical performance and nutritional assessment.
The book gives detailed descriptions of the methods utilized in collecting assessment data as well as discusses the advantages and limitations of each method. It summarizes evidence-based practical information relating to nutritional assessment of athletes.
Nutritional Assessment of Athletes, Second Edition is a valuable resource for nutritionists, dietitians, exercise scientists, coaches, trainers, nurses, physicians, other health care professionals, athletes (professional, collegiate, and recreational), and students, with a strong potential for use in sports nutrition courses.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I DIETARY ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETES
Chapter 1 Estimation of Food and Nutrient Intakes of Athletes
Robert J. Moffatt, Virginia B. Tomatis, Donna A. Harris, and Ashley M. Deetz
Chapter 2 Evaluation of Nutrient Adequacy of Athletes’ Diets
Nanna L. Meyer and Melinda M. Manore
SECTION II ANTHROPOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETES
Chapter 3 Physique Assessment of Athletes: Concepts, Methods, and Applications
Gary J. Slater, Helen T. O’Connor, and Fiona E. Pelly
Chapter 4 Body Composition and Gender Differences in Performance
Peter R.J. Reaburn, Ben J. Dascombe, and Xanne Janse de Jonge
SECTION III PHYSICAL ACTIVITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETES
Chapter 5 Laboratory Methods for Determining Energy Expenditure of Athletes
Robert G. McMurray
Chapter 6 Field Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure among Athletes
Nuala M. Byrne, Sarah P. Shultz, and Andrew P. Hills
Chapter 7 Molecular Aspects of Physical Performance and Nutritional Assessment
Yousef I. Hassan and Janos Zempleni
SECTION IV BIOCHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETES
Chapter 8 Assessment of Lipid Status of Athletes
Richard B. Kreider, Jonathan M. Oliver, and Amy F. Bragg
Chapter 9 Assessment of Protein Status of Athletes
Benjamin F. Miller and Matthew M. Robinson
Chapter 10 Assessment of Vitamin Status of Athletes
Mark D. Haub, Helena B. Löest, and Kelcie L. Hubach
Chapter 11 Assessment of Mineral Status of Athletes
Henry C. Lukaski and Angus G. Scrimgeour
Chapter 12 - Assessment of Hydration of Athletes
Fiona E. Pelly, Gary J. Slater, and Tanya M. King
SECTION V CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETES
Chapter 13 - Clinical Assessment of Athletes
Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy and Farida M. Jeejeebhoy
"… provides a complete and thorough examination of the nutritional
status and physical assessments needed to ensure optimal athletic performance.
Experts in the fields of nutrition, physiology, and fitness have contributed
to an in-depth coverage of the nutritional assessments and basic requirements
and recommendations for athletes that includes timely information regarding
fat, minerals, vitamins, supplements, sports drinks, and protein consumption.
This information is combined with sections that deal with the physical assessment
of the athlete, including hydration status, body composition assessment, and
energy expenditure, as well as the assessment of the athlete from a clinical
perspective. A must read for athletes of all levels and coaches, trainers, and
physicians who assess the physical and nutritional status of their patients."
—Michael G. Bemben, Ph.D., Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Oklahoma
"Sports at all levels have become fiercely competitive, primarily because the rewards for winning continue stretching into previously unimaginable economic territories. Giving athletes the necessary edge to compete, now requires sophisticated nutrition and exercise protocols making the individual nutritional assessment process more important than ever in order to deliver ideal nutrition versus adequate. … a must have for all sports performance practitioners whether working with recreational or elite athletes. … thorough up-to-date content spans the nutritional assessment spectrum from the simple, practical and economical processes to the most sophisticated clinical assessment procedures demanded by world class athletes and their organizations."
—Neal Spruce, founder and CEO, dotFIT Worldwide
"… a welcome second edition. … a great up-to-date reference.
… full of facts and scientific data on nutritional assessment, nutritional
needs of the professional and recreational athletes. There are step-by-step
instructions and methods on determining what food items are needed for various
tissue functions. … very instructive. Each chapter is written by leading
authorities in that area. The chapters are balanced with scientific and practical
information so they are easy to read and understand. … useful for nutritional
scientists, biochemists, physicians, dietitians, trainers and athletes. …
contains a wealth of information making it a perfect text for teaching nutrition
and sports or sports medicine."
—Kimberlee Michals Matalon Ph.D., R.D., Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
Praise for the First Edition
"…a comprehensive, well-written, and well-referenced text that would
be a valuable addition to the library of both the sports nutrition practitioner
—Journal of the American Dietetic Association
"It represents a great asset to those involved in the profession, and
represents a bridge-builder between disciplines."
—European Journal of Lipid Science & Technology
"A strength of this book is its organization, where it combines coverage
of the functions and controls of adipose tissue at the cellular level with reviews
of the research on the effects of aerobic exercise on adipose mass. With the
current interdisciplinary focus on treating obesity, practitioners and students
in exercise physiology, nutrition and medicine will benefit from this book."
—Anthony Wilcox, Ph.D., Oregon State University, for divine, inc. (Formerly Doody Publishing)