Islamic Fasting and Health

@article{Azizi2010IslamicFA,
  title={Islamic Fasting and Health},
  author={Fereidoun Azizi},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={56},
  pages={273 - 282}
}
  • F. Azizi
  • Published 24 April 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… 

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