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Excerpt — Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Origins and history of sport nutrition

A brief look at how the sport nutrition field developed.

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How can athletes reduce body fat?

The fundamental principle to reduce body fat remains the same regardless of the specific program followed—eat less, exercise more, or do both.

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The role of vitamins, antioxidants

Each vitamin has a unique biochemical role that cannot be fulfilled by another vitamin.

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How can athletes get the minerals they need?

Athletes are likely to get the minerals they need if they do two things: eat enough calories and eat a variety of healthful foods.

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The future of sport and exercise nutrition

There have been tremendous advances in knowledge and application of sport nutrition, particularly in the last 15 years, and more advances are expected.

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