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altNo one can deny that that are multiple differences between men and women including that way our bodies are made and even in the way we think.

There are diseases women are more prone to and differences in our nutritional needs. On average, men are taller, stronger and heavier than women. Women are more flexible, bare children, have a lower risk of heart disease, and tend to have a higher prevalence of nutrient deficiencies.

To maintain health throughout the female lifespan, simple guidelines are provided on the female adolescent, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy nutrition, fertility, menopause, and older women. Breast cancer and osteoporosis prevention will also be addressed. For specific guidelines refer to the dietary reference intakes (DRIs), Ask the Experts or consult with a Registered Dietitian in your area.