Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase of information related to amino acids and proteins. "Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: The Anabolic Edge" addresses the metabolism, physiological effects, and potential for exercise enhancement regarding proteins and amino acids. This second edition has been completely updated with in-depth discussions of dietary protein, essential amino acids, energy metabolism, and dietary supplements. It addresses the anabolic effects of high protein diets, the differences between various protein foods, the use of whole proteins, and hydrolyzed proteins. This text also presents the effects on lean body mass, body fat, strength, and endurance.