- ISBN: 9781439849385 | 1439849382
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/29/2013
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Written to address the nutritional needs of women over the age of 18 who partake in sports on a regular basis, this book covers a series of concerns specific to active women. It also discusses the link between nutrition and athletic performance and translates research into practical applications for health science and nutrition professionals. Chapters cover energy balance and energy requirements, as well as substrate utilization. It recommends daily allowances of nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, iron, and antioxidants, and presents special considerations for individuals with eating disorders, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone-mineral density.