The landscape of sports nutrition is dramatically altering, as
those in search of optimal performance are moving the field from
haphazard alchemy to exact science. Currently, thousands of
products -- from ancient herbs and old standards to hormone
extractions and test tube concoctions --compete for a place at the
training table of both professional and amateur competitors, as
well as those non-athletes seeking some potent elixir of youth.
Unfortunately, getting straight and genuinely relevant information
on these products can be a time consuming and frustrating
challenge.The CRC Desk Reference on Sports Nutrition following in
the tradition of authoritative CRC references, will place in your
hands the most comprehensive desk reference available on sports
nutrition products.Intelligently organized, each entry, depending
upon its prominence and importance, is followed either by a
definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature
article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with
figures or tables. While the authors have adhered to the principles
of scientific discipline, they have also taken the effort to make
the text highly accessible to anyone with an interest in sports
nutrition. Extremely relevant, the listings include important
issues regarding exercise metabolism and performance, recent
products, both legal and illegal, as well as common dietary
supplements and traditional herbs.Recent events make it clear that
it is becoming more and more challenging for practitioners to
adhere to the Hippocratic caveat of do no harm, as supplements
become more potent and potentially more dangerous. With its desk
reference on sports nutrition, CRC has taken the lead in helping to
meet that challenge.Primary author and editor: Mark Kern, PhD, RD,
Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State
University. Editor-in-Chief of SCAN's PULSE (American Dietetic
Association).Contributing authors: Yael Melamud Pernick, MS,
Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA. Amy R. Culp, RD, LD, sCULPture
Nutrition & Fitness, Leander, TX. Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD, UCSF
Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.Features for Ease of Use
--Utilizes alphabetical order for easy reference Includes diagrams
and figures to support complex descriptionsProvides tables to
summarize additional data Includes nearly 400 references for
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