MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7396.992 (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:992
During the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims typically change their eating habits from three meals a day to two. A small study compared 28 men with high lipid concentrations who “fasted” during Ramadan and 10 men with normal lipid concentrations who did not fast, and found that a low fat, low calorie diet made no difference to the non-fasters. It produced a significant reduction in cholesterol concentrations and energy intake, however, for those who fasted (Saudi Medical Journal 2003;24:184-8).
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