publication . Article . 2016

Physiology of Ramadan fasting

Shokoufeh Bonakdaran;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Journal of Fasting and Health (issn: 2345-2587, eissn: 2345-2587, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Considering the emphasis of Islam on the importance of fasting, Muslims attempt to fast from dawn until sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is associated with several benefits for normal and healthy individuals. However, it could pose high risks to the health of diabetic patients due to certain physiological changes. This study aimed to compare the physiological changes associated with fasting in healthy individuals and diabetic patients during Ramadan. Furthermore, we reviewed the domestic articles published in this regard.<br/>
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: sense organs
free text keywords: fasting, Ramadan, Diabetes, Medicine (General), R5-920
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