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Health Tip: Women Have Unique Nutrition Needs

(HealthDay News) -- Women have unique nutritional needs, especially during pregnancy and menopause.

Here's how a woman's diet should differ from that of a man, courtesy of the U.S. government's Office on Women's Health:

  • Calories.Women typically need fewercalories because women naturally have less muscle, more body fat and are usually smaller.
  • Vitamins and minerals.Calcium, iron and folic acid are important for women.
  • Health issues.Women are more likely to have certain health problems, such asceliac diseaseandlactose intolerance.
  • Metabolism.Women process some foods differently, and burn fewer calories during exercise and at rest than do men.

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