Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Serum Lipid Profile of Bangladeshi Female Volunteers

Authors

  • M Akhtaruzzaman Dept of Biochemistry, Manikganj Medical College, Manikganj
  • N Hoque Dept of Biochemistry, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur
  • MBK Choudhury Dept of Biochemistry, Faridpur Medical College, Faridpur
  • MM Jamal Uddin Dept of Biochemistry, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • T Parvin Dept of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmb.v7i2.22412

Keywords:

Ramadan Fasting, TC, TG, HDL-C, LDL-C, Female

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fasting for a period of one month during Ramadan on the lipid profile of Bangladeshi female volunteers who fasted during the Arabic month of Ramadan, when there occurs a change, both in the pattern and timing of dietary intake. Findings of the study showed that Ramadan fast significantly reduced serum Total cholesterol (TC) (p=0.030) and Low density lipoprotein (LDL-C) (p=0.011). A statistically nonsignificant elevation of triglyceride (TG)) was observed (p=0.598). High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) also found to be raised significantly at the end of fasting (p = 0.037). Findings of the study revealed that fasting during the month of Ramadan changes lipid profile pattern in an aniatherogenic direction and may be beneficial to health.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjmb.v7i2.22412

Bangladesh J Med Biochem 2014; 7(2): 47-51

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Published

2015-02-26

How to Cite

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Hoque, N., Choudhury, M., Uddin, M. J., & Parvin, T. (2015). Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Serum Lipid Profile of Bangladeshi Female Volunteers. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 7(2), 47–51. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmb.v7i2.22412

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