Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Total cholesterol (TC) Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in Healthy Adult Male

  • Tanzin Ara Assistant professor, Department of Physiology, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Nasim Jahan Professor, Department of Physiology, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka
  • Nayma Sultana Professor, Department of Physiology, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka
  • Rama Choudhury Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka
  • Tahmina Yeasmin Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka
Keywords: Ramadan month, Ramadan fasting, lipid profile

Abstract

Background: Ramadan fasting has some effects on anthropometric, metabolic and physiological functions in the healthy subjects.

Objective: To observe the effects of Ramadan fasting on serum total cholesterol (TC) low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C) in healthy adult male.

Methods: This prospective observational study was carried out in the Department of Physiology, Sir Salimullah Medical College (SSMC), Dhaka between January and December 2013. Sixty healthy adult male aged 24 to 28 years were studied. Serum TC, LDL-C and HDL-C levels were estimated by enzyme method. Data were collected twice; 1-3 days before Ramadan fasting (BRF) and then during 25th -27th days of Ramadan fasting (ARF) and compared. The statistical analysis was done by paired sample t test.

Results: In this study, the mean body weight (BW), BMI, TC, LDL-C levels were significantly (p<0.001) decreased, and HDL-C level was significantly (p<0.001) increased in ARF than BRF.

Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that Ramadan fasting has some beneficial effects on cholesterol and lipoprotein status in healthy adult male.

Bangladesh Soc Physiol. 2015, December; 10(2): 46-50

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Tanzin Ara, Assistant professor, Department of Physiology, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2016-03-31
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Ara, T., Jahan, N., Sultana, N., Choudhury, R., & Yeasmin, T. (2016). Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Total cholesterol (TC) Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in Healthy Adult Male. Journal of Bangladesh Society of Physiologist, 10(2), 46-50. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsp.v10i2.27163
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