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Nutritional Needs of UK Women


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An overview of the nutritonal needs and common deficiencies of UK women.

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Nutritional Needs of UK Women

  1. 1. “The Real Nutritional Deficiencies in the UK”
  2. 2. An overview of the common nutritionaldeficiencies and needs of women in the UK.
  3. 3. Women
  4. 4. 25% Of Women Are Deficient*
  5. 5. 25% Of Women Are Deficient* Lack of Iron results in Anaemia. Symptomsinclude tiredness, breathlessness & pale skin.Menstruating women, especially teenage girls(because they are still developing) are most at risk. It is vital during pregnancy.
  6. 6. 9% Of WomenAre Deficient*
  7. 7. 9% Of WomenAre Deficient* Vitamin A helps to form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue. If you don’tget enough Vitamin A, you are more likely to get infectious diseases and have vision problems.
  8. 8. 32% Of WomenAre Overweight (In England)
  9. 9. 32% Of WomenAre Overweight (In England) Low nutrition foods high in sugar and fats are one thing not deficient in most UK women’sdiet. Those with an unhealthy diet may be more likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies.
  10. 10. 50% Of Women Are Deficient*
  11. 11. 50% Of Women Are Deficient*Selenium is a trace element that is vital to immune system function. It is also an antioxidant.
  12. 12. 13% Of Women Are Deficient*
  13. 13. 13% Of Women Are Deficient* Magnesium is an essential mineral for human nutrition. It helps transportation of energy, theproduction of protein, contraction and relaxation of muscles and the function of certain enzymes.
  14. 14. 16% Of Women Are Deficient*
  15. 15. 16% Of Women Are Deficient*Vitamin C helps to produce collagen, maintains the integrityof the skin, connective tissue, bone, and blood vessel walls. It also facilitates the absorption of Iron. Drinking alcohol and conforming to fad diets can increase the risk of deficiency.There is an increased need for this vitamin during pregnancy.
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  17. 17. *Based on women aged 19-64 this percentage falls below the LRNI for this nutrient.
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