Women aren't getting enough nutrients. That's incredibly problematic


By Tieraona Low Dog

For women, iron could be the key to boosting brain function.

That’s the conclusion of a recent study that examined a group of female college students. The students performed a series of cognitive tests that progressively increased in difficulty. Those who were deficient in iron struggled to keep up.

That makes sense; iron ensures the brain has enough oxygen and energy to perform complex tasks. Yet more than one in 10 U.S. women lacks the iron they need. By contrast, just one in 50 men does.

This isn’t the only area of nutrition where women lag behind their male c...

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