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Old 07-31-2011, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fiber: What is the right amount for men?

Why is it that fiber requirements are listed in grams, based on age and gender, yet size is not taken into consideration?

For example, this is pretty much standard:

"Depending on your gender and age, you should try to consume 20-38 g of fiber per day. Men ages 50 and younger should try to eat 38 g of fiber per day, and men 51 years and older should shoot for 30 g per day."

It doesn't make sense to me that at 5'7" I should be eating the same amount of fiber as someone that is 6'2". I'm thinking that 30 grams is too much, and I would be perfectly safe in the range with 24-25 grams a day.


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