Sports Endocrinology by Michelle P. WarrenSports Endocrinology by Michelle P. Warren

Sports Endocrinology

EditorMichelle P. Warren

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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Since the observation in the 19th century that an extract of the suprarenal bodies injected into the circulation caused a rise in blood pressure, the endocrine system has become a major component in our understanding of human physiology. The introduction of radioimmunoassay techniques and the ability to measure minimal amounts of hor­ mones (a term derived from the Greek "to excite") have shown that acute exercise causes a release of a large number of hormones and that chronic exercise may further lead to long-term alterations in endocrine homeostasis. Actually, almost every organ and system in the body is affected by physical activity and exercise, much of it through the endocrine and neuroendocrine system. Investigation ofthe effect of acute or chronic physical activity on the endocrine system is a complex matter since the stimulus called "exercise" has many components, such as mode, intensity, duration, and others. In addition, several other factors, such as age, gender, training status, body temperature, circadian rhythm, metabolic state, menstrual cycle, and various external conditions as well as psychological factors, can modify the effect of physical activity on hormonal secretion. Moreover, the physiol9gical stimulus of exercise often provokes several and parallel cascades of biochemical and endocrine changes. It is therefore often extremely difficult to distinguish between primary and secondary events and between cause and effect. These limitations will be discussed in Chapter 1.
Title:Sports EndocrinologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.01 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Hormonal Response to Exercise: Methodological Considerations, Mark S. Tremblay and Samuel Y. Chu. Exercise and Endogenous Opiates, Tim Meyer, Lothar Schwarz, and Wilfried Kindermann. The Effect of Exercise on the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, Gary Wittert. Impact of Chronic Training on Pituitary Hormone Secretion in the Human, Johannes D. Veldhuis and Kohji Yoshida. Exercise and the Growth Hormone-Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Axis, Alon Eliakim, Jo Anne Brasel, and Dan M. Cooper. Thyroid Function and Exercise, Victor J. Bernet and Leonard Wartofsky. The Male Reproductive System, Exercise, and Training, David C. Cumming. Exercise and the Hypothalamus: Ovulatory Adaptions, Moira A. Petit and Jerilynn C. Prior. Exercise Training in the Normal Female: Effects of Exercise Stress and Energy Availablility on Metabolic Hormones and LH Pulsatility, Anne B. Loucks. Adrenergic Regulation of Energy Metabolism, Michael Kjær and Kai Lange. Energy Balance and Weight Control (Male and Female): Endocrine Considerations, Gilbert W. Gleim and Beth W. Glace. Hormonal Regulation of Fluid Homeostasis During and Following Exercise, Charles E. Wade. Diabetes and Exercise, Stephen H. Schneider and Pushpinder S. Guleria. Hormonal Regulations of the Effects of Exercise on Bone: Postive and Negative Effects, Philip D. Chilibeck. The Role of Exercise in the Attainment of Peak Bone Mass and Bone Strength, Shona L. Bass and Kathryn H. Myburgh. Interrelationships Between Acute and Chronic Exercise and the Immune and Endocrine Systems, Valéria M. Natale and Roy J. Shephard. Exercise and the Developing Child: Endocrine Considerations, Sita M. Sundaresan, James N. Roemmich, and Alan D. Rogol. Exercise and the Female Reproductive System: The Effect of Hormonal Status on Performance, David M. Quadagno . Exercise and Pregnancy: Hormonal Considerations, Fred K. Lotgering. The Endocrine System in Overtraining, Axel Urhausen and Wilfried Kindermann. The Effects of Altitude on the Hormonal Responsesto Exercise, Roland J. M. Favier. Exercise, Circadian Rhythms, and Hormones, Thomas Reilly, Greg Atkinson, and Jim Waterhouse. Physical Activity and Mood: The Endocrine Connection, Gal Dubnov and Elliot M. Berry. Hormones as Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Mark Myhal and David R. Lamb. Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...this book provides a world view of recent developments in sports endocrinology, with invited contributions from leading authorities in 12 nations...A welcome feature is an extended discussion of the exercising female, with chapters exploring hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, contraceptive use, pregnancy and the menopause. There are also chapters looking at hormonal aspects of overtraining, exercise at high altitude, exercise and mood state, and circadian rhythms...The material should prove a valuable resource for all who are concerned with the impact of hormones upon acute and chronic responses to exercise, and this could serve as a useful text for a graduate course in sports endocrinology..." -Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology". . .the stated objectives of the text are worthy, and the editors have met those objectives. . .the editors have done a fine job of assembling many of the outstanding figures in the field to write chapters. . .This is a very valuable book. The underlying subject -- the impact of exercise on endocrinology -- is interesting and important to both the clinician and the exercise scientist. There is a real need for a book that is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the scientific findings concerning the interaction of exercise and the endocrine system. Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!" -Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal"...this book provides a good read for those interested in endocrinology and those interested in exercise. There has been a distinct need for a book in this subdiscipline, since endocrinology and exercise science e are growing so rapidly. This textbook is long overdue. A competent understanding of exercise and endocrinology are important for the successful integration of the two areas. Sports Endocrinology meets the need." -The Lancet"...this text represents a valuable and relatively comprehensive overview of the area. It will be very useful to clinicians who treat their patients with exercise or have patients who are athletes...In summary, this is a fine book that is generally well written and well organized. It is compendium of information concerning many of the important areas of exercise endocrinology. The book is replete with interesting information not available in other single source. It would be a valuable book for clinicians who prescribe or recommend exorcise for their patients, or who have patients who are athletes. It would also be very valuable to scientists and their graduate students who study endocrinological and metabolic aspects of exercise." -Elsevier Science"The book is impressive in scope, organization, content, and clarity. In short, this is a book with very useful, carefully crafted chapters that can indeed inform several groups of readers. It is a comprehensive review of the endocrine response to exercise and the effect on the body with up-to-date references. Sports Endocrinology is the new standard reference book." -American Journal of Medicine and Sports"This is a comprehensive review volume describing in 24 chapters the physiological effects of physical activity on the endocrine system. Some of the topics will be of special interest to pediatric endocrinologists, such as: The effect of exercise on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal-axis; Exercise and the growth hormone-IGF-I axis; Diabetes and exercise; Role of exercise in the attainment of peak bone mass and bone strength; Exercise and the developing child (interaction with growth). Well referenced. Of interest to pediatricians, endocrinologists, sports physicians and training coaches." -Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism