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Author Ruud, Jaime S.

Title Nutrition and the female athlete / Jaime S. Ruud
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [1996]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  613.2 Ruu/Nat  AVAILABLE
Description 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Nutrition in exercise and sport
Nutrition in exercise and sport.
Contents Ch. 1. Nutrition Knowledge and Practices of Female Athletes -- Ch. 2. The Energy Yielding Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat -- Ch. 3. The Vitamins -- Ch. 4. The Minerals: Calcium, Iron, and Zinc -- Ch. 5. Water and Electrolytes -- Ch. 6. Body Weight and Body Composition -- Ch. 7. Eating Disorders in Athletes
Summary Whether you exercise for fun, or in competitive situations, you should understand the important role nutrition plays in fitness. This useful new text focuses on nutrition as it specifically relates to female athletes. It addresses topics of major importance to women in sports, coaches, trainers, sports nutritionists, and physicians. Each chapter is a "mini-course" on a particular aspect of nutrition. Subjects include the requirements for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; details on vitamins and minerals; the role of water and electrolytes; body weight and composition; factors affecting energy balance; how to achieve a healthy competitive weight, and an overview of eating disorders in female athletes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Athletes -- Nutrition.
Women -- Nutrition.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Women's Health.
LC no. 96011966
ISBN 0849379172 (alk. paper)