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Title: [Food intake, and anthropometrical and biological parameters in adult Tunisians during Ramadan]
Authors: Beltaifa, L.
Bouguerra, R.
Ben Slama, C.
Jabrane, H.
El Khadhi, A.
Ben Rayana, M.C.
Doghri, T.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: French
Abstract: 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 and after Ramadan despite the decrease in meal frequency during fasting. Thus fasting in Ramadan did not affect dietary intake, clinical, anthropometrical and most biological parameters
Description: 603-611
Keywords: Analysis of Variance
Blood Glucose
Blood Pressure
Cholesterol, HDL
Cholesterol, LDL
Energy Intake
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Status
Subject: Fasting
ISSN: 1020-3397
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