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Table 1 Effect of Ramadan fasting on lipids profile before and after Ramadan (n = 82)

From: Effects of Ramadan fasting on cardiovascular risk factors: a prospective observational study

Biochemical variables Before Ramadan After Ramadan p-values
  x ¯ ± S D 3 x ¯ ± S D 3  
Cholesterol(mg/dL) 193.4 ± 51 184.3 ± 42 0.023
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 224.8 ± 129 182.9 ± 112 0.000
HDL-c ( mg/dL ) 43.0 ± 9 47.9 ± 8 0.000
Cholesterol/HDL(ratio) 4.5 ± 1 3.9 ± 1 0.000
VLDL-c (mg/dL ) 38.1 ± 14 33.8 ± 17 0.000
LDL-c (mg/dL ) 109.96 ± 46 96.83 ±35 0.000
LDL/HDL (ratio) 2.5 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 0.6 0.000
  1. 3SD = standard deviation.