Sports Endocrinology

  • Michelle P. Warren
  • Naama W. Constantini

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark S. Tremblay, Samuel Y. Chu
    Pages 1-30
  3. Tim Meyer, Lothar Schwarz, Wilfried Kindermann
    Pages 31-42
  4. Johannes D. Veldhuis, Kohji Yoshida
    Pages 57-76
  5. Alon Eliakim, Jo Anne Brasel, Dan M. Cooper
    Pages 77-95
  6. Victor J. Bernet, Leonard Wartofsky
    Pages 97-118
  7. Moira A. Petit, Jerilynn C. Prior
    Pages 133-163
  8. Anne B. Loucks
    Pages 165-180
  9. Michael Kjœr, Kai Lange
    Pages 181-188
  10. Gilbert W. Gleim, Beth W. Glace
    Pages 189-205
  11. Stephen H. Schneider, Pushpinder S. Guleria
    Pages 227-238
  12. Shona L. Bass, Kathryn H. Myburgh
    Pages 253-280
  13. Sita M. Sundaresan, James N. Roemmich, Alan D. Rogol
    Pages 303-319
  14. David M. Quadagno
    Pages 321-333
  15. Fred K. Lotgering
    Pages 335-345
  16. Axel Urhausen, Wilfried Kindermann
    Pages 347-370
  17. Thomas Reilly, Greg Atkinson, Jim Waterhouse
    Pages 391-420
  18. Gal Dubnov, Elliot M. Berry
    Pages 421-431
  19. Mark Myhal, David R. Lamb
    Pages 433-476
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 477-486

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle P. Warren
    • 1
  • Naama W. Constantini
    • 2
  1. 1.Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and ResearchWingate InstituteNetanyaIsrael

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