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Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance II : The International Olympic Committee Consensus on Sports Nutrition - Ronald J. Maughan

Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance II

The International Olympic Committee Consensus on Sports Nutrition

By: Ronald J. Maughan, Ron Maughan (Editor), Edward F. Coyle (Editor), L. M. Burke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd April 2004
ISBN: 9780415339063
Number Of Pages: 239

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The amount, composition, and timing of food intake can profoundly affect sports performance. Good nutritional practice will help athletes train hard, recover quickly, and adapt more effectively with less risk of illness and injury. Food can contribute not only to the enjoyment of life, but also to success in sport.
In June 2003, 30 of the world's leading researchers in nutrition met at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss nutrition in sports. The aim of the conference was to review the latest developments in the world of sports nutrition, to follow-up on developments since the previous conference in 1991, and to draw guidelines to help athletes and coaches to optimize their performance by using nutrition to support training.
The subjects discussed include: energy balance and body composition; the role of carbohydrates; the role of proteins and amino acids; athlete fluid and electrolyte requirements; the use of dietary supplements; and nutrition and immune function.

Energy balance and body composition in sports and exercisep. 1
Carbohydrates and fat for training and recoveryp. 24
Pre-exercise carbohydrate and fat ingestion : effects on metabolism and performancep. 50
Fluid and fuel intake during exercisep. 63
Fluid and electrolyte needs for preparation and recovery from training and competitionp. 92
Protein and amino acids for athletesp. 104
Dietary antioxidants and exercisep. 130
Dietary supplementsp. 153
Exercise, nutrition and immune functionp. 186
Nutritional strategies to influence adaptations to trainingp. 204
Protein and amino acid requirements of athletesp. 229
Exertional hyponatraemiap. 231
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ISBN: 9780415339063
ISBN-10: 0415339065
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 22nd April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.0  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1