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Burke LM, Deakin V, and Minehan, M.  Clinical Sports Nutrition,6th ed.  Australia: McGraw-Hill; 2021.

Dunford M and Doyle JA. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise, 5th ed.  Boston, MA: Cengage; 2019. 

Karpinski C, and Rosenbloom C.  Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals. A Practice Manual for Professionals. 6th ed. Chicago, IL: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2017.

Jeukendrup A, Gleeson M.  Sports Nutrition.  3rd ed. Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics, 2018. 

Maughan RJ, et al.  IOC consensus statement:  dietary supplements and the high-performance athlete.  Br J Sports Med 2018; 52:439-455. 

McArdle WD, Katch FI, and Katch VL. Sports & Exercise Nutrition, 5th ed.  Baltimore, MD:  Wolters Kluwer, 2019.

Mountjoy M, Sundgot-Borgen JK, Burke LM, et alIOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 2018;52:687-697. 

Powers S, Howley E.  Exercise Physiology, Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance. 11th ed.  Boston, MA:  McGraw Hill, 2020.

Casa D, et al.  National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement:  Fluid Replacement for the Physically Active. Journal of Athletic Training 2017; 53(9): 877-895.


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November 2023

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