The effect of Ramadan fasting on endocrine system.

Boroumand, Nadia and Hashemy, Seyed Isaac (2015) The effect of Ramadan fasting on endocrine system. Journal of Fasting and Health, 3 (4). pp. 148-155.

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In the religion of Islam, fasting is obligatory for healthy adults during Ramadan. Millions of Muslims around the world practice fasting in this holy month which may cause different metabolic and hormonal changes due to the restrictions in regular caloric intake. This article was aimed to review some possible effects of Ramadan fasting on the endocrine system which has a great impact on physiological and cellular processes through a wide variety of hormones. Despite various studies regarding the impact of Islamic fasting on a number of hormonal values, yet there is not any obvious consensus on its impact on human health. In conclusion, this article recommended normal people to continue fasting during this holy month because despite the modifications that occur in the secretion pattern of some hormones, it causes no major alteration in the health of normal subjects; it is also effective for maintenance of remission in some diseases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
QU Biochemistry
Divisions: Journals > J Fasting And Health
Depositing User: fasting fasting
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 17:19
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 17:19

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