ISSN: 7027-2221

Author : Mahmoud MARBUT, Mossa


The Effect OF Fasting In Ramadan On Some Serum Parameters Of Apparently Normal Subjects

MOHAMMED TALAT ABBAS; Mossa Mahmoud MARBUT

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 192-200

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 (18-28) years. Blood sugar, serum calcium, parathyroid hormones, serum phosphate and body weight 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..There was a non significant decrease in concentration of blood glucose at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-ramadan values and there was a non significant increase in concentration of blood glucose at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values..There was a non significant increase in concentration of serum PTH at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values and there was anon significant decrease in concentration of serum PTH at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values. There was a significant decrease in concentration of serum Ca at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values and there was a significant increase in concentration of Ca at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values. There was a non significant increase in concentration of serum P at the beginning of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values and there was no change in the concentration of serum Pi at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values. There was a non significantdecrease in body weight at the end of Ramadan as compared to pre-Ramadan values . The study aimed to evaluate the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood sugar ,PTH,Ca ,Pi and body weight.