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

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: March-April 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 6-8
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181cff270
DEPARTMENTS: You Asked For It: Question Authority

Should I eliminate sugar from my diet? I drink a sports drink after each workout. I have read that sugar causes obesity, diabetes, heart disease, mental depression, misbehavior in children, cancer, and immune suppression.

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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