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Academic / Medical Research on Nutrition During Medical Transition?

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Evening everyone!


I received a request by email from a master's-level dietetic student who wants to prepare information for healthcare providers on special nutritional considerations for trans folks undergoing one form or other of hormone therapy.  They're looking for either academic resources or even a jumping-off point they can use to dig into it further.  I'm providing them with a link to this post, so if you're aware of any such thing please share it here.



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MtF HRT -- Spironolactone is Potassium Sparing diuretic.  Diet needs adjustment to allow for K build-up / regulation.  Also the increased water element due to the diuretic properties. 

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