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Gender-specific nutritional needs

Men and women aren’t biologically identical. Scientists are finding that some nutrients don’t benefit women thesame way they benefit men, and vice versa.


Men and women aren’t biologically identical. It is therefore logical
that scientists are finding that some nutrients don’t benefit women the
same way they benefit men, and vice versa.

Strong evidence shows the health benefits of a moderate intake of alcohol, especially antioxidant-rich red wine, for both sexes. However, doctors are reluctant to recommend their patients take up drinking for its health benefits — and for good reason.


Several studies show that women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol are at increased risk of breast cancer.


In fact, one drink a day can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by as much as 30 per cent, according to a study sponsored by the American Cancer Society.


We all need calcium for strong bones — but, wait! Women need calcium for strong bones, and calcium can even protect women from breast cancer. Whereas men generally get most of the calcium they need in their diets.


 
 
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