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Some Biochemical Changes during Summer Islamic Fasting in Diseased Patients in Comparison with Normal

1Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Al-Iraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq

2Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Iraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq

3Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Iraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq


American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 2, 27-34
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-5-2-2
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

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Nadya GH. AbdulKareem, Nawar S. Khalil, Abdullah E Jasim, Muzahim Alkabban. Some Biochemical Changes during Summer Islamic Fasting in Diseased Patients in Comparison with Normal. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2017; 5(2):27-34. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-5-2-2.

Correspondence to: Nadya  GH. AbdulKareem, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Al-Iraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq. Email: nadiaph.qusai@yahoo.com

Abstract

Some biochemical parameters in serum of diabetic, hypertensive and hypothyroid patients are estimated pre and post summer Islamic fasting in comparison with healthy control. Sixteen diseased patients (3 male and 13 female) with twelve healthy control persons (3 male and 9 female) at a mean age of (43 ± 8.22 years) and (37.5 ± 10.81 years) respectively. Proper history and blood sample were collected from all subscribers in the first and last day of Ramadan. Patients group demonstrate significant decrease in fasting blood glucose (FBG) level, blood urea, serum creatinine, and uric acid (as an improvement of kidney function), total and direct serum bilirubine and aspartate transaminase (AST) (indicate improvement of liver detoxification and excretion capacity) in addition to significant elevation of high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels during Ramadan. Healthy subjects show decrease in the body weight; with significant decrease in FBG, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), AST and significant increase in the HDL. All previous results clinically insignificant as they are not deviated from the normal reference ranges, meanwhile they are considered as good factors for controlling lipids, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases related to kidneys or liver during Ramadan, moreover health benefit in non-diseased subjects.

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