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Feyz 2005, 9(3): 30-33 Back to browse issues page
Effects of ramadan fasting on insulin-like growth factor-1 and low-density lipoprotein in healthy adults
Mojgan Sanjari *, Bagher Larijani, Reza Bradar-Jalili, Mohammad Reza Amini, Sayed Mohamamd Akrami
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Backgrounds & Purpose : Ramadan fasting is a unique cycle in which man should avoid eating and drinking. In many conditions such as plasma LDL and IGF-1 concentration, effects of prolonged & Ramadan fasting are different. This study was conducted to determine the effect of Ramadan fasting on LDL & IGF-1 and their correlations.

Material & Methods: 132 healthy adult volunteers (60 women, 72 men) took part in this quasi-experimental study. All participants fasted for at least 25 days in the lunar month of Ramadan.The amount of serum IGF-1 was measured by radioimmunoassay 1 week before and on the 14th and 28th days of Ramadan. Statistical analysis with ANOVA, the Student's paired t-test, and Pearson's regression analysis were all carried out in this respect.

Results : No significant change in the serum concentration of IGF-1 was found in men, women or the group during this study ,but serum level of LDL was decreased significantly.

Conclusions: Ramadan fasting has no effect on plasma IGF-1, but it decreases plasma LDL significantly

Keywords: Ramadan, Fasting, IGF-1, LDL
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/10/29 | Published: 2005/10/15
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Sanjari M, Larijani B, Bradar-Jalili R, Amini M R, Akrami S M. Effects of ramadan fasting on insulin-like growth factor-1 and low-density lipoprotein in healthy adults. Feyz. 2005; 9 (3) :30-33
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