© 2013

Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport

Second Edition

  • Naama Constantini
  • Anthony C. Hackney

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anthony C. Hackney, Abbie E. Smith-Ryan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Allan H. Goldfarb
    Pages 21-36
  4. David H. St-Pierre, Denis Richard
    Pages 37-47
  5. Johannes D. Veldhuis, Kohji Yoshida
    Pages 49-67
  6. Alon Eliakim, Dan Nemet
    Pages 69-83
  7. Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska, Victor J. Bernet, Leonard Wartofsky
    Pages 85-119
  8. Fabio Lanfranco, Marco Alessandro Minetto
    Pages 121-132
  9. Moira A. Petit, Jerilynn C. Prior
    Pages 133-166
  10. Michael Kjær, Kai Lange
    Pages 167-174
  11. Jaak Jürimäe, Toivo Jürimäe
    Pages 207-219
  12. Constance M. Lebrun, Sarah M. Joyce, Naama W. Constantini
    Pages 281-322
  13. R. Carlton Bessinger
    Pages 323-338
  14. Joi J. Thomas, D. Enette Larson-Meyer
    Pages 339-362
  15. Andrea Benso, N. Prencipe, Stellina Di Giacomo, Fabio Lanfranco, Silvia Grottoli
    Pages 363-384

About this book


Understanding the influence and interaction between physical activity and the endocrine system are of paramount importance in dealing with a multitude of health problems. In Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport, renowned physicians and researchers provide a comprehensive and expanded update on the scientific, clinical and practical components of endocrinology as related to sport and exercise. The authors thoroughly review what is known about how such activity affects the endocrine system and how in turn these hormonal responses affect many other organs and systems of the body. In addition, aspects of endocrinology in non-glandular tissue which have endocrine actions are addressed; for example, adipocytes and the release of leptin and related adipocytokines. Further, a wide range of clinically related topics such as athletic amenorrhea, osteopenia, sarcopenia, and hypogonadism are included. This new edition critically integrates what is known about the complex interaction of the endocrine system in the sports context and will again prove immensely valuable to all physicians and clinical investigators treating those active in sports today.


Amenorrhea Diabetes and Exercise Exercise Exercise and Endogenous Opiates Growth Hormone Hormonal Responses Hypogonadism Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Insulin Factor Osteopenia Pituitary Hormone Secretions Sarcopenia Sports Endocrinology Thyroid Function and Exercise

Editors and affiliations

  • Naama Constantini
    • 1
  • Anthony C. Hackney
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHadassah-Hebrew UMCJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2., Applied Physiology LaboratoryUNC at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Book Subtitle Second Edition
  • Editors Naama Constantini
    Anthony C Hackney
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-62703-313-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5634-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-62703-314-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 558
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Internal Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the book reviews:

“This is an update of a comprehensive book … that reviews our understanding of the interactions between physical activity and the endocrine system. … The target audience includes clinicians prescribing exercise for patients and caring for patients who are athletes, as well as scientists investigating metabolism or the impact of physical activity on endocrine axes. … This is a comprehensive and valuable reference that is well organized and generally well written.” (Celeste Thomas, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2013)