Sports Drinks: Basic Science and Practical Aspects

Ronald J Maughan, Robert Murray 
CRC Press  September 2000  

Hardback  304pp  ISBN 9780849370083      £92.00
  • Provides information that is easy to apply
  • Discusses the physiological response to the ingestion of fluids
  • Expands on the role of drinks in optimizing performance

Can sports drinks improve the way you play and exercise? Athletes-both competitive and recreational-turn to the consumption of sports drinks to optimize their performance. A volume in the Nutrition in Exercise and Sports Series, Sports Drinks: Basic Science and Practical Aspects provides a review of current knowledge on issues relating to the formulation and consumption of these popular drinks. The only single volume that addresses these subjects, this text also covers in depth the science that underpins the physiological, biochemical and nutritional roles of the sports beverage.


  • Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: Application to Sports Drinks, Ronald J. Maugham
  • Water Turnover and Regulation of Fluid Balance, Susan M. Shirreffs and Ronald J. Maughan
  • Physiological and Psychological Detriments of Fluid Intake, Dennis H. Passe
  • Gastric Emptying and Intestinal Absorption of Fluids, Carbohydrates, and Electolytes, John B. Leiper
  • Physiological Responses to Fluid Intake During Exercise, Ronald J. Maughan
  • Metabolic and Performance Responses to Carbohydrate Intake During Exercise, Luis F. Aragón-Vargas
  • Post-Exercise Rehydration and Recovery, Susan M. Shirreffs
  • Formulating Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Drinks for Optimal Efficacy, Robert Murray and John R. Stofan
  • Other Ingredients: Role in the Nutrition of Athletes, Craig A. Horswill
  • Discussion Among Authors, Luis F. Aragón-Vargas, Craig A. Horswill, John B. Leiper, Ronald J. Maughan, Robert Murray, Dennis H. Passe, Susan M. Shirreffs, and John R. Stofan
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