Women need more iron than man

Nov 24, 2011
Iron - Women need it more: Women need more iron than men, simply because they lose it more with each monthly menstrual period, which affects their overall iron content of the body. An adult female requires 18 mg of iron per day, whereas for an adult man it is 8 mg per day. During pregnancy the iron demand of a female becomes almost threefold, i.e 27 mg per day. After menopause, the requirement among both sexes equals.

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