Arthritis Res. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Blood and urine samples Blood samples are collected for standard laboratory analyses, blood lipids, hematology and sex hormones. The GETS study described here is designed to investigate the effects of altered sex hormone pattern on skeletal muscle, adipose, skin, heart, blood vessels and metabolic risk factors in subjects with gender dysphoria undergoing cross sex-hormone treatment. Daniel P. This analysis will allow for fully automated quantification of whole body and compartmental muscle, liver and fat volumes.
Society and culture.
A new study indicates transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack — more than four times in some instances — than people who identify as the gender with which they were born.