Islamic Fasting and Health

  title={Islamic Fasting and Health},
  author={F. Azizi},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  pages={273 - 282}
  • F. Azizi
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Background: Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan, the 9th lunar month. The duration of fasting varies from 13 to 18 h/day. Fasting includes avoidance of drinking liquids and eating foods. The aim of this article is to review health-related aspects of Ramadan fasting. Methods: Related abstracts from 1960 to 2009 were obtained from Medline and local journals in Islamic countries. One hundred and thirteen articles meeting the criteria for paper selection were reviewed in… CONTINUE READING
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