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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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The need for iron decreases during pregnancy because women do not menstruate during pregnancy.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “The need for iron decreases during pregnancy because women do not menstruate during pregnancy” is true or false.

Introduction: Iron is a major component of hemoglobin in red blood cells. It is a mineral that our body needs for many functions.

Explanation

The need for iron during pregnancy increases because the iron that is lost during menstruation is utilized by the growing fetus and placenta for increasing red blood cell mass. A huge amount of iron is also lost at delivery, and women require 1000 mg more iron during pregnancy than normal...

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