Title: Muscles, Speed, and Lies: What the Sport Supplement Industry Does Not Want Athletes or Consumers to Know, 1st Edition Author: Lightsey, David Reviewed By: Karen Kritsch, PhD, RD Excerpt from October Journal of American College of Sports Medicine Description: This book will enlighten readers about the murky world of the sports supplement industry. Readers will be surprised at the steps that the $16 Billion dollar supplement industry takes to sell their products. According to the author, this involves misrepresenting research, the addition of banned substances, inaccurate marketing, incorrect product labeling, lobbying congress for protective legislation, and misleading consumers and athletes. Purpose: The author's purpose is threefold: first, to expose the sport supplement industry's history of deciet and greed; second, to educate athlete consumers on the science behind vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, and other supplements; and finally to give athlete-consumers ways to apply the information to their lives. Audience: This book is essential reading for the interested athlete or coach. Particularly, it should be required reading for those studying in the field of clinical sports science (grads, undergrads), allied health professionals (ATCs, personal trainers, dietitians), and primary care sports medicine physicians. Features: Tihs book reflects the author's view that the sports supplement industry is a large business that is nont necessarily cocncerned about health, safety, truth, or honesty. The book systematically presents the complex muths and realities about vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and carbohydrates. The author ends with recommendations. The list of resources, references, and index are extensive. Assessment: This well-written book discusses eloquently the science of nutrition and the myths revolving around the supplement industry. The author accomplishes the difficult task of addressing two different groups with the book: the athlete and the educated sports science/sports medicine student.