Effects of Ramadan fasting on biochemical and hematological parameters and cytokines in healthy and obese individuals.

@article{Unalacak2011EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of Ramadan fasting on biochemical and hematological parameters and cytokines in healthy and obese individuals.},
  author={Murat Unalacak and Ismail Hamdi Kara and Davut Baltaci and Ozg{\"u}r Erdem and Pakize Gamze Erten Bucaktepe},
  journal={Metabolic syndrome and related disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={157-61}
}
BACKGROUND The typical nutritional plan in Ramadan may have beneficial influences on the inflammatory state, as well as on metabolic and anthropometric parameters. We aimed to investigate the effects of Ramadan fasting on biochemical and hematological parameters and cytokines in healthy and obese individuals. METHODS This study was performed during the Ramadan holy month (September and October 2007). The study group consisted of 10 obese males and the control group consisted of 10 males with… CONTINUE READING