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This latest volume in the "Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine and Science," this book is the definitive comprehensive reference to nutrition as it relates to athletic performance. Leading experts from the fields of nutrition, sports science and sports medicine outline the current state of knowledge, from the biochemistry and physiology of eating to practical guidance for trainers, coaches, physicians and other professionals. Topics include weight management, supplements, and planning diets for optimal training and performance. This book is published in conjunction with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
About the Author
Ronald J. Maughan is Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and Chairman of the Sports Nutrition Working Group of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In addition to his academic work and appointments he has worked with many teams and organizations in football (soccer) and other sports. Dr Maughan is has authored or edited several books on sports nutrition and exercise science. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, and serves or has served in editorial roles on several other sports science journals. He has published extensively on subjects in sports nutrition and sports science.