ISSN: 7027-2221

Author : TALAT ABBAS, MOHAMMED


Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Lipid Profiles In Normal Subjects.

MOHAMMED TALAT ABBAS; Mohammed-F-AL-KOTOBE

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 182-191

Fasting during Ramadan is a religious duty for all healthy adult muslims, fasting is abstention from food and drink from sunset to down.The study was conducted on the undergraduate students and officers of the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Engineering ,University of Tikrit.Twenty five apparently healthy students volunteered participated in the study. Their ages ranging from (18-50) years. Serum lipid profile were measured for this group.The investigations were done in the laboratories of Tikrit Teaching Hospital from Oct .to Nov.2004. Average duration of the fasting was about 12 hours and maximum ambient temperature ranged from 10-12 C. The study was conducted in three trails. The first trial during a period extending up to one week before Ramadan fasting, the second trail during the 7,8,9th days of Ramadan fasting, the third trail during the 7,8,9th days of Ramadan fasting ,the third trail during 27,28,29 th days of Ramadan fasting. During each trail five ml of blood was collected from vein by a disposable syringe and centrifuged (centrifuge 1500 r/min) and serum kept in deep freeze at -20C for biochemical analysis( lipid profile).The instrument used for the determination of lipid profile is the spectrophotometer .There was a non significant decrease in concentration of serum cholesterol at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-ramadan values and there was a non significant increase in concentration of serum cholesterol at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-ramadan values.There was a non significant decrease in concentration of serum triglycerides at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values and there was a significant decrease in concentration of serum triglyceride at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values.There was a non significant decrease in concentration of serum VLDL at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values and there was a significant decrease in concentration of VLDL at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values.There was a non significant decrease in concentration of serum LDL at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-ramadan values and there was a significant increase in concentration of serum LDL at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values.There was a significant decrease in concentration of serum HDL at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-ramadan values and there was a significant decrease in concentration of serum HDL at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values.There was a non significant decrease in body weight at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values