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Table 4 Effects of Ramadan fasting on blood triglycerides and blood glucose

From: The impact of religious fasting on human health

Outcome Reference Subjects Effect
Triglycerides Kassab [51] 44 W 1
  Aksungar [13] 12 M & 12 W
  Bernieh [18] 7 M & 4 W
  El Ati [24] 16 W
  Fedail [17] 20 M & 4 W
  Maislos [29] 16 M & 8 W
  Ramadan [34] 13 M
  Salehi [55] 28 M
  Ziaee [31] 41 M & 39 W
  Adlouni [25] 32 M
  Fakhrzadeh [41] 50 M & 41 W
  Ibrahim [14] 9 M & 5 W
Glucose Bernieh [18] 7 M & 4 W
  Bouhlel [33] 9 M
  El Ati [24] 16 W
  Kassab [51] 44 W
  Maislos [29] 16 M & 8 W
  Maughan [38] 48 M
  Adlouni [25] 32 M
  Ibrahim [14] 9 M & 5 W
  Salehi [55] 28 M
  Ziaee [31] 41 M & 39 W
  1. 1 Blood triglycerides increased in obese women to an extent that approached significance (p = 0.05), as cited by authors. Blood triglycerides did not change in lean women (p > 0.05).
  2. M = men; W = women