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EXNS 310 Sports Nutrition


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Individuals who have developed skills, physical stamina and strength or participants in SPORTS or other physical activities.
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Athletic Performance 
Scope NoteCarrying out of specific physical routines or procedures by one who is trained or skilled in physical activity. Performance is influenced by a combination of physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors.
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Doping in Sports
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Illegitimate use of substances for a desired effect in competitive sports. It includes humans and animals.
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Dietary Supplements
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Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINSMINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.
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Organic substances that are required in small amounts for maintenance and growth, but which cannot be manufactured by the human body.
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Dietary Carbohydrates
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Carbohydrates present in food comprising digestible sugars and starches and indigestible cellulose and other dietary fibers. The former are the major source of energy. The sugars are in beet and cane sugar, fruits, honey, sweet corn, corn syrup, milk and milk products, etc.; the starches are in cereal grains, legumes (FABACEAE), tubers, etc. (From Claudio & Lagua, Nutrition and Diet Therapy Dictionary, 3d ed, p32, p277)