The Effects of Fasting on Health and Immunity

Since 2020-04-17

There are several types of fasting that have been recently adopted in western countries for therapeutic purposes. However, Islamic Fasting in general and Ramadan Fasting in particular have been approved through scientific researches and experimental studies as the perfect one.

The Effects of Fasting on Health and Immunity

There are several types of fasting that have been recently adopted in western countries for therapeutic purposes. However, Islamic fasting in general and Ramadan Fasting in particular have been approved through scientific researches and experimental studies as the perfect one.

One of the newly adopted method is called the whole-day fasting. It has some aspects in common with Ramadan fasting. However, it involves fasting for 24 hours except for drinking water. Another method invovles abstaining from water for 24 hours which approved to be useful for the human body.

Neverthless, Ramadan fasting combines the benefits of both whole-day fasting and water fasting. In addition, the longest possible fasting time does not exceed 21 hours. Studies on Ramadan fasting have yielded astonishing results with regard to the benefits of fasting for different systems of the body. The following is a list of studies on the benefits of Ramadan Fasting.

1- Effects of Ramadan fasting on cardiovascular risk factors: a prospective observational study

2- Fasting during Ramadan induces a marked increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and decrease in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

3-Neutrophil function (innate immunity) during Ramadan.

4- Effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting on sports performance and training: a review.

5-Practicality of intermittent fasting in humans and its effect on oxidative stress and genes related to aging and metabolism.

6-Effect of fasting during Ramadan on fetal development and maternal health.

7-Fasting Ramadan in chronic kidney disease patients: clinical and biochemical effects.

8-Effects of fasting during Ramadan on urinary excretion in Malaysian Muslims.

9- Ramadan fasting and chronic kidney disease: A systematic review

10-  Fasting Ramadan in kidney transplant patients is safe.

11- Circulating immune complex during Ramadan.

12- Effect of Ramadan on neutrophil's respiratory burst (innate immunity) and circulating immune complex.

13- Impact of Ramadan on Clinical and Microbiologic Parameters of Patients Seen at a Diarrheal Hospital in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996–2012

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

15- The effect of fasting in Ramadan on patients with heart disease.

16- Beneficial effects of Ramadan fasting on health

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