The Incomplete Story of Fasting in Ramadan and Raised Serum Lipids

  • S M Bakir Department of Physiology College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Fasting, Ramadan, Serum lipids

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/23-2-15073

Despite only scanty research on the effects of fasting in Ramadan, a few researchers have suggested that there is an increase in serum lipids while fasting during the month of Ramadan. Furthermore, concerns have been raised about the possible adverse effects of fasting on serum lipids. In this article some explanations are provided for the probable causes of raised lipids during fasting in Ramadan.

Author Biography

S M Bakir, Department of Physiology College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia

M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

Published
1991-04-01
Section
Original Articles