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Table 3 Effects of Ramadan fasting on blood lipids

From: The impact of religious fasting on human health

Outcome Reference Subjects Effect
Total Cholesterol Fedail [17] 20 M & 4 W
  Khaled [26] 276 W
  Aksungar [13] 12 M & 12 W
  Bernieh [18] 7 M & 4 W
  El Ati [24] 16 W
  Kassab [51] 44 W
  Ibrahim [14] 9 M & 5 W
  Maislos [29] 16 M & 8 W
  Rakicioğlu [27] 21 W
  Ramadan [34] 13 M
  Sarraf-Zadegan [30] 22 M & 28 W
  Ziaee [31] 41 M & 39 W
  Adlouni [25] 32 M
  Fakhrzadeh [41] 50 M & 41 W
  Salehi [55] 28 M
LDL Cholesterol Ziaee [31] 41 M & 39 W
  Aksungar [13] 12 M & 12 W
  Maislos [29] 16 M & 8 W
  Sarraf-Zadegan [30] 22 M & 28 W
  Adlouni [25] 32 M
  Fakhrzadeh [41] 50 M & 41 W
HDL Cholesterol Adlouni [25] 32 M
  Aksungar [13] 12 M & 12 W
  Fakhrzadeh [41] 50 M & 41 W
  Maislos [29] 16 M & 8 W
  Sarraf-Zadegan [30] 22 M & 28 W
  Ziaee [31] 41 M & 39 W
  1. M = men; W = women