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Title Nutrition and the female athlete : from research to practice / edited by Katherine A. Beals
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents Substrate utilization in female athletes : implications for fuel selection and macronutrient requirements / Amy C. Maher and Mark A. Tarnopolsky -- Carbohydrate requirements for the female athlete / Louise M. Burke and Christine E. Dziedzic -- Protein requirements for the female athlete / Nancy R. Rodriguez -- Fluid and electrolyte requirements for female athletes / Megan M. Wenner and Nina S. Stachenfeld -- Trace minerals of concern for female athletes : iron and zinc / Pamela Hinton -- Nutrients needed for optimal bone heath in the female athlete / Kristine Spence -- B vitamins and the female athlete / Kathleen Woolf, Dara L. LoBuono, and Melinda M. Manore -- Introduction : The female athlete triad -- energy availability, menstrual function, and bone health / Katherine A. Beals -- Energy availability, health, and performance in the female athlete / Katherine A. Beals -- Menstrual function and dysfunction in the female athlete / Anne B. Loucks -- Recommendations for optimizing bone strength and reducing fracture risk in female athletes / Michelle Barrack
Summary "Designed to address the nutritional needs of women over the age of 18 who partake in sports on a regular basis, Nutrition and the Female Athlete: From Research to Practice highlights nutritional concerns specific to active women. It discusses the link between nutrition and athletic performance and translates research into practical applications for health, fitness, and nutrition professionals. The book addresses gender differences in substrate utilization and the implications for how these differences might translate into different macronutrient requirements for female athletes. It covers vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in the diets of female athletes and presents special considerations for individuals with disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone-mineral density"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Athletes -- Nutrition.
Women -- Nutrition.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Sports -- physiology.
Women's Health.
Form Electronic book
Author Beals, Katherine A., editor
ISBN 1439849390 (eBook-PDF)
9781439849392 (eBook-PDF)
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