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Are there significant differences in the nutritional needs of men and women?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: For the most part, all humans have the same basic nutritional needs. One significant difference is the fact that women tend to lose some iron each month with their menses. Women also at higher risk of osteoporosis and can benefit from extra calcium. Other than the need to pay attention to those potential deficits, the needs are about the same. I hope that helps.

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