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WHY UNIQUE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WOMEN?

Post by on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Before puberty, nutritional needs of girls remain almost same with that of boys in the same age group. However once puberty begins, girls start to develop unique nutritional requirements -- because of the hormonal changes associated with onset of menarche and child-bearing period. And with advancing age, nutritional needs continue to evolve. Furthermore, perimenopausal and menopausal women need unique nutritional requirements because they have a higher risk of anemia, weakened bones and osteoporosis -- requiring a higher intake of nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin B9 (folate).

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