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Men and women, as we all know, have different body compositions, even though they share most of the same basic human characteristics. Women may, for example, contract certain types of cancers that men are not susceptible to.

Restating what I said last week when discussing conditions specific to men, a program of consistent exercise and regular medical checkups may help ward off certain conditions specific to women or at least lessen their impact. A healthy diet is important too. Click the gallery for a list of some of the top five foods for women and a little bit about what they do:

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