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Adverse health effects associated with Islamic fasting -A literature review

Nania Mohamed Pakkir Maideen; Aََََbdurazak Jumale; Rajkapoor Balasubramaniam;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Journal of Fasting and Health, volume 5, issue 3, pages 113-118 (issn: 2345-2587, eissn: 2345-2587, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Introduction: Millions of Muslims across the world observe Islamic fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as the other specific dates in the lunar calendar year. While fasting during this month, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from dawn to dusk. Islamic fasting is similar to alternate day fasting (ADF) since it incorporates an average of 12 hours of fasting and 12 hours of feasting periods. This present review study is aimed to find out the common adverse health effects associated with Islamic fasting and the preventive measures to be followed to avoid them. Methods: The literature was reviewed through searching in databases such as PubMed, Go...
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