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Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals, Sixth Edition

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In the latest edition of Sports Nutrition, renowned authors and dieticians Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND and Christine Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN present updated research and evidence-based advice for health professionals working with athletes at all levels. This edition incorporates theoretical and practical information, designed for easy implementation in daily practice for peak athletic performance. This long-standing and renowned reference for both the seasoned and novice sports dietitians thoroughly explores all areas of nutrition for sports and fitness. Sports Nutrition is known as an excellent text for sports nutrition courses and study aid for the CSSD specialty exam.


Highlights include:
-A detailed exploration of sports nutrition basics, including carbohydrates, protein, dietary fat, vitamins, minerals, fluids, electrolytes, and supplements and how they relate to exercise
-A section on sports nutrition assessment and energy balance
-Principles for all levels of athletes, including child athletes, adolescent athletes, college athletes and college sports, elite athletes, vegetarian athletes, pregnant athletes, athletes with diabetes, and issues with eating disorders in athletes
-Nutrition for endurance and ultraendurance sports
-Nutrition for high-intensity and intermittent sports
-Detail nutrition for baseball, softball, basketball, cycling, running, swimming, track, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, martial arts, bodybuilding, rowing, soccer, tennis, and wrestling
-Completely revised overview of exercise physiology, including a description of training principles
-Strategies for a sports nutrition assessment with application of macronutrient and micronutrient recommendations
-Updated population-specific and sports-specific recommendations, including new and in-depth discussion of considerations for various endurance events
-Important focus on the scope of practice for sports RDNs

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