• Effect of Ramadan fasting on glucose level, lipid profile, HbA1c and uric acid among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan 

      Khan, Nazeer; Rasheed, Abdur; Ahmed, Hassaan; Aslam, Faiza; Kanwal, Fatima (‎2017-04)‎
      To assess the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood pressure, fasting glucose, lipid profile, uric acid, HbA1c, body mass index, body adiposity index and visceral adiposity index among fasting medical students, 35 students were recorded before, during and after Ramadan [‎August]‎ 2011, for their blood pressure, anthropometric measurements, questionnaire response and blood sample. A blood sample was taken at each visit for glucose, lipid profile and HbA1c. Total physical activity, weight-to-height ratio, body adiposity index and visceral adiposity index ...
    • Effect of Ramadan fasting on secretion of sex hormones in healthy single males 

      Mesbahzadeh, B.; Ghiravani, Z.; Mehrjoofard, H. (‎2005)‎
      To determine the effects of Ramadan fasting on the secretion of sex hormones in single healthy males, we measured blood hormone levels of testosterone, luteinizing hormone [‎LH]‎ and follicle-stimulating hormone [‎FSH]‎ in 52 single male students aged 18-24 years who were fasting for >/= 12 hours during Ramadan. Four blood samples were taken from each, one 2 days before and the others on 10, 20 and 28 Ramadan. Testosterone level was lower, significantly so for the 20th and 28th of the month [‎P < 0.05]‎; FSH was increased, significantly for the 20th ...
    • [‎Food intake, and anthropometrical and biological parameters in adult Tunisians during Ramadan]‎ 

      Beltaifa, L.; Bouguerra, R.; Ben Slama, C.; Jabrane, H.; El Khadhi, A.; Ben Rayana, M.C.; Doghri, T. (‎2002)‎
      We evaluated the effects of fasting during Ramadan on nutritional intake and plasma lipoproteins in 20 healthy adults of normal weight. A 5-day food questionnaire was completed for every participant. Clinical investigations, anthropometrical measurements and laboratory analysis were also undertaken. Body weight, blood pressure and blood glucose were not influenced by fasting but there were non-significant modifications in the plasma lipid fractions. The total cholesterol remained unchanged. Total daily energy intake was comparable before, during ...
    • Predicting serum gastrin levels among men during Ramadan fasting 

      Nomani, M.Z.A.; Khan, A.H.; Shahda, M.M.; Nomani, A.K.; Sattar, S.A. (‎2005)‎
      Increased gastric acidity is common when fasting during Ramadan. Our study aimed to develop a regression equation to predict fasting serum gastrin levels using parameters commonly analysed in clinical laboratories. Fasting blood samples from six men were taken on days 1, 10, 19, 26 and 28 of Ramadan. Serum gastrin, total cholesterol, urea and uric acid were analysed. All 5 samples from each man were included in multiple regression analysis and the prediction equation obtained was: serum gastrin, pg/mL = 198.27-0.199 total cholesterol [‎mg/dL]‎ + ...