Event Title

Physiological Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy: Implications in Clinical Nutrition

Research Mentor(s)

Mosher, M. J. (Anthropologist)

Description

This review explores the interaction between human physiology and prescribed synthetic hormones. More specifically, the synthetic form of two gonadocorticoids; estrogen and testosterone. Common reasons to prescribe synthetic hormones are hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for gender affirming medical transitions, regulating the estrogen levels in menopausal women, and the testosterone levels in men with testosterone deficiencies. The main purpose of this research is to examine how these synthetic hormones interplay with nutrition, mainly in terms of metabolism, micro and macronutrient absorption, and muscle and fat prominence. Results suggest that inclusion of personalized nutritional monitoring would be beneficial in HRT treatment plans to reduce morbidity of related conditions and promote overall health.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Department

Anthropology

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Hormone therapy--Side effects; Menopause--Hormone therapy; Sex change; Climacteric, Male--Hormone therapy; Nutrition; Human physiology

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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May 15th, 9:00 AM May 15th, 5:00 PM

Physiological Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy: Implications in Clinical Nutrition

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

This review explores the interaction between human physiology and prescribed synthetic hormones. More specifically, the synthetic form of two gonadocorticoids; estrogen and testosterone. Common reasons to prescribe synthetic hormones are hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for gender affirming medical transitions, regulating the estrogen levels in menopausal women, and the testosterone levels in men with testosterone deficiencies. The main purpose of this research is to examine how these synthetic hormones interplay with nutrition, mainly in terms of metabolism, micro and macronutrient absorption, and muscle and fat prominence. Results suggest that inclusion of personalized nutritional monitoring would be beneficial in HRT treatment plans to reduce morbidity of related conditions and promote overall health.