Abstract

Alterations in anthropometric parameters, proteinous compounds and electrolytes during Ramadan fasting in overweight subjects

Author(s): Parveen Shaikh, N.R.Hazari, A.Pagdhune, A.P.Thorat

The studywas conducted to observe the effect of intermittent fasting during Ramadan on anthropometric parameters, proteinous compounds and electrolytes during Ramadan fasting in overweight subjects (BMI 25-29.9). The anthropometric parameters, serum proteinous compounds (total proteins, albumin, creatinine and urea) and serum electrolytes levels were analyzed in 30 apparently healthy overweight subjects two days prior to Ramadan fasting and one day after Ramadan. The body weight and BMI was statistically significantly decreased at the end of Ramadan fasting in overweight females thanmales. The blood pressure was not affected significantly in both the groups. The total protein concentration in both overweight males and females was significantly reduced whereas the serum albumin concentration was significantly increased. The serum creatinine and urea concentration was increased non significantly. There was significant increase in serum Na+ concentration in overweight females as compared to males. The K+ and Cl – concentration was significantly decreased in both the groups. It appears that the holy month of Ramadan fasting is not harmful to health. It is beneficial and a blessing for overweight and obese individuals if calorie restriction be followed strictly for a healthy lifestyle. 2014 Trade Science Inc. - INDIA


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