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You Asked For It: Question Authority

Nieman, David C. Dr.P.H., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181c63f68
DEPARTMENTS: You Asked For It: Question Authority

I know my diet is low in fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, but I am a runner and believe fiber intake is less important for my health than for my less active peers. What do you think - is fiber needed for healthy runners?

David C. Nieman, Dr.P.H., FACSM, is professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina; an active researcher; and author of several textbooks on health and fitness. Email your questions to

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