publication . Article . 2015

Influencia de la edad y el ayuno religioso sobre la composición corporal, en mujeres musulmanas, en un contexto occidentalizado

López-Bueno, Marta; González-Jiménez, Emilio; Navarro-Prado, Silvia; Montero-Alonso, Miguel A.; Schmidt-RioValle, Jacqueline;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Grupo Arán
Introduction: Currently there is some controversy to whether Ramadan fasting leads to changes in the nutritional status and body composition of females who observe this practice. Furthermore, recent research suggest that age may be an important factor that affects anthropometric values and body composition just before and at the end of Ramadan. The aim of our study was to analyze the effects of Ramadan fasting, as modulated by age, on the nutritional status and body composition of a group of Muslim female subjects living in a westernized context. Material and Methods: A longitudinal study was carried out of 62 Berber Muslim females of ages ranging from 18 to 61 ...
free text keywords: Ramadan, Woman, Anthropometry, Bioelectrical impedance, Body composition, Ramadán, Mujer, Antropometría, Impedancia bioeléctrica, Composición corporal
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