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TitleSports Endocrinology [electronic resource] / edited by Michelle P. Warren, Naama W. Constantini
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2000
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Descript X, 486 p. online resource


Every organ and system in the body is affected by physical activity and exercise, not least among them the endocrine system. In Sports Endocrinology, leading physicians and researchers in sports medicine comprehensively review what is known about how physical activity effects the endocrine system, and what in turn are the effects of the hormonal responses evoked on the other organs and systems of the body. Topics range from the various endocrine pathways that are altered by exercise, to the effect of hormones on performance, from the effect of exercise on puberty and growth, to the hormonal regulation of fluid homeostasis, substrate metabolism, and energy balance. A substantial section is devoted to the exercising female, and the influence of exercise-driven hormonal changes on the menstrual cycle, contraceptive use, pregnancy, and menopause. Also discussed are the role of hormones in the development of "exercise euphoria," as well as their effects on athletic performance and their consequences for long-term health. Comprehensive and authoritative, Sports Endocrinology constitutes a major new reference source critically integrating what is known about the complex interactions of the endocrine system resulting from physical activity. All physicians and clinical investigators treating those active in sports today will find it of high value in their daily practice and research


1 Hormonal Response to Exercise: Methodological Considerations -- 2 Exercise and Endogenous Opiates -- 3 The Effect of Exercise on the Hypothalamoโ{128}{148}Pituitaryโ{128}{148}Adrenal Axis -- 4 Impact of Chronic Training on Pituitary Hormone Secretion in the Human -- 5 Exercise and the Growth Hormoneโ{128}{148}Insulinโ{128}{148}Like Growth Factor-1 Axis -- 6 Thyroid Function and Exercise -- 7 The Male Reproductive System, Exercise, and Training -- 8 Exercise and the Hypothalamus: Ovulatory Adaptions -- 9 Exercise Training in the Normal Female: Effects of Exercise Stress and Energy Availablility on Metabolic Hormones and LH Pulsatility -- 10 Adrenergic Regulation of Energy Metabolism -- 11 Energy Balance and Weight Control: Endocrine Considerations -- 12 Hormonal Regulation of Fluid Homeostasis During and Following Exercise -- 13 Diabetes and Exercise -- 14 Hormonal Regulations of the Effects of Exercise on Bone: Postive and Negative Effects -- 15 The Role of Exercise in the Attainment of Peak Bone Mass and Bone Strength -- 16 Interrelationships Between Acute and Chronic Exercise and the Immune and Endocrine Systems -- 17 Exercise and the Developing Child: Endocrine Considerations -- 18 Exercise and the Female Reproductive System: The Effect of Hormonal Status on Performance -- 19 Exercise and Pregnancy: Hormonal Considerations -- 20 The Endocrine System in Overtraining -- 21 The Effects of Altitude on the Hormonal Responses to Exercise -- 22 Exercise, Circadian Rhythms, and Hormones -- 23 Physical Activity and Mood: The Endocrine Connection -- 24 Hormones as Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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