publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Intermittent fasting during Ramadan attenuates proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in healthy subjects.

Yasser Bustanji; “Mo'ez Al-Islam” E. Faris;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Intermittent fasting and caloric restriction have been shown to extend life expectancy and reduce inflammation and cancer promotion in animal models. It was hypothesized that intermittent prolonged fasting practiced during the month of Ramadan (RIF) could positively affect the inflammatory state. To investigate this hypothesis, a cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the impact of RIF on selected inflammatory cytokines and immune biomarkers in healthy subjects. Fifty (21 men and 29 women) healthy volunteers who practiced Ramadan fasting were recruited for the investigation of circulating proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin [IL]-1β, IL-6, and tumor...
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology
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