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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Effect of Ramadan fasting on body weight and serum cholesterol in middle aged healthy subjects: An observational trial


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Author Details : Muhammad Salahuddin, Sayed Ashfak Ahmed Hussain, Quadri Syeda Ayesha

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 410-411


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Abstract

Introduction: There are significant changes in the food habits, sleep and behaviour during Ramadan fasting which may significantly impact the body metabolism. This study evaluated effect of Ramadan fasting on body weight and serum cholesterol among normal healthy subjects.
Materials and Methods: Thirty normal and apparently healthy subjects in the age group of 35 to 65 years and determined to complete full month of fasting during Ramadan were enrolled in the study. The outcome measures: body weight & serum cholesterol were assessed in all the subjects before and after Ramadan month.
Results: The subjects (age: 45.2 ± 7.24 years), underwent a significant decrease in body weight from 60.1 ± 9.4 kg to 58.5 ± 9.2 kg (p < 0 xss=removed>
Conclusion: Based on findings from our study sample, we conclude that Ramadan fasting by middle aged healthy individuals may lead to reduction in body weight and decrease in serum cholesterol.

Keywords: Ramadan fasting, Body weight, Serum cholesterol.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0095

How to cite : Salahuddin M, Hussain S A A, Ayesha Q S, Effect of Ramadan fasting on body weight and serum cholesterol in middle aged healthy subjects: An observational trial. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2018;5(3):410-411

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