Battle of the Sexes: Men vs Women Nutrient Needs
With men and women so different, it's no surprise that good eats and good nutrition for the fairer sex follows a different formula than the list of foods good for dudes.
Experts target advice about eating plenty of dairy and calcium-rich foods to women mainly because females are four times as likely to develop the bone crippling disease osteoporosis. In the years after menopause, women can lose 20 percent of bone mass. Men lose bone too, but excess dairy may hike risk for prostate cancer.
He needs: 800 mg
She needs: 1000 mg ages 19-50; 1200 mg after 50
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