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Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport

  • Anthony C. Hackney
  • Naama W. Constantini

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anthony C. Hackney, Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Julius E. Fink
    Pages 1-17
  3. Allan H. Goldfarb, Robert R. Kraemer, Brandon A. Baiamonte
    Pages 19-39
  4. David H. St-Pierre, Denis Richard
    Pages 41-54
  5. Johannes D. Veldhuis, Kohji Yoshida
    Pages 55-70
  6. Alon Eliakim, Dan Nemet
    Pages 71-84
  7. Dorina Ylli, Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska, Leonard Wartofsky
    Pages 85-108
  8. Fabio Lanfranco, Marco Alessandro Minetto
    Pages 109-121
  9. Angela Y. Liu, Moira A. Petit, Jerilynn C. Prior
    Pages 123-151
  10. Michael Kjær, Kai Lange
    Pages 153-159
  11. Whitney R. D. Duff, Philip D. Chilibeck
    Pages 229-247
  12. Constance M. Lebrun, Sarah M. Joyce, Naama W. Constantini
    Pages 267-301
  13. Katherine M. Cooper, Kathryn E. Ackerman
    Pages 303-320
  14. Joi J. Thomas, D. Enette Larson-Meyer
    Pages 321-339
  15. Nunzia Prencipe, Chiara Bona, Fabio Lanfranco, Silvia Grottoli, Andrea Silvio Benso
    Pages 341-362

About this book


Now in its fully revised and expanded third edition, this comprehensive text represents a compilation of the critical endocrinology topics in the areas of sports medicine, kinesiology and exercise science, written by leading experts in the field.

 As in previous editions, the focus here is on the critical issues involved in understanding human endocrinology and hormonal workings with regards to physical activity, exercise and sport and how such workings impact the full range of medical conditions, overall health and physiological adaptation. Chapters included discuss the effect of exercise on the HPA axis, the GH-IGF-1 axis, thyroid function, diabetes, and the male and female reproductive systems, among other topics. Additional chapters present the current evidence on circadian endocrine physiology, exercise in older adults, exercise and hormone regulation in weight control, and the effects of overtraining in sports. Chapters brand new to this edition present the role of hormones in muscle hypertrophy, the effect of exercise on hormones in metabolic syndrome patients, how exercise impacts appetite-regulating hormones in clinical populations, and the relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) condition.


Amenorrhea Diabetes Exercise Electrolyte homeostasis Endogenous opiates Energy metabolism Growth hormone Hormonal biomarkers Hypogonadism Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis Insulin factor Myokines Osteopenia Pituitary hormone secretions Relative energy deficiency in sport (REDS) Sarcopenia Sports endocrinology Thyroid function

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony C. Hackney
    • 1
  • Naama W. Constantini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Exercise & Sport Science, Department of NutritionUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Heidi Rothberg Sport Medicine CenterShaare Zedek Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

About the editors

Anthony C. Hackney, PhD, DSc, FNAK, Professor, Department of Exercise & Sport Science, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Naama W. Constantini, MD, DFM, FACSM, Prof., Director of the Heidi Rothberg Sport Medicine Center, Department of Sport Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem, affiliated with the Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Editors Anthony C. Hackney
    Naama W. Constantini
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33375-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33378-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33376-8
  • Series ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3793
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIX, 578
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Sports Medicine
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