M M Benbarka

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Introduction Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory for all healthy Muslim adults. No food or drink may be consumed between dawn and sunset [1]. Strictly speaking, the fast of Ramadan is a period of " intermittent fasting " or daily cycles of " alternating " fasting and feeding periods. The periods of the fasting and feeding vary by the geographical locations and(More)
An important defect in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is that the liver does not meet its full fuel-processing function, because many of the enzymes involved depend on high insulin concentrations in the portal vein. We tried to reactivate the liver by long-term treatment of IDDM patients with intravenous insulin in pulses, with the aim of(More)
In anorexia nervosa (AN), abnormalities are present in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, but the prolactin (PRL) response to dexamethasone suppression test (DST) has not yet been studied. In order to study the interrelationships between the various endocrine abnormalities, we investigated the responses of PRL and cortisol to DST (1 mg of(More)
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