Intermittent fasting during Ramadan attenuates proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in healthy subjects.

@article{Faris2012IntermittentFD,
  title={Intermittent fasting during Ramadan attenuates proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in healthy subjects.},
  author={Mo'ez Al-Islam E Faris and Safia Kacimi and Ref'at Ahmad Al-Kurd and Mohammad Fararjeh and Yasser Bustanji and Mohammad K. Mohammad and Mohammad Salem},
  journal={Nutrition research},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={
          947-55
        }
}
Intermittent fasting and caloric restriction have been shown to extend life expectancy and reduce inflammation and cancer promotion in animal models. [...] Key ResultThe proinflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor α; systolic and diastolic blood pressures; body weight; and body fat percentage were significantly lower (P < .05) during Ramadan as compared with before Ramadan or after the cessation of Ramadan fasting. Immune cells significantly decreased during Ramadan but still remained… Expand Abstract

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