The effect of Ramadan fasting on lipid profile in pregnant women

Khoshdel, Abolfazl. and Kheiri, Soleiman. and Nasiri, Jafar. and Saedi Dezaki, Ebrahim. and Mobasheri, Mahmoud. (2015) The effect of Ramadan fasting on lipid profile in pregnant women. Journal of Fasting and Health, 3 (2).


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Introduction: Abnormal lipid profile causes maternal mortality and impairs fetal development. This study investigated the effect of Ramadan fasting on plasma lipid profile in pregnant women. Material and Methods: This self-control, cohort study was performed in healthy volunteer fasted pregnant women. Serum cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and body mass index (BMI) were measured on 0, 7th, 14th, and 28th days of Ramadan, and two weeks after Ramadan. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS. Results: The mean age and BMI of participants was 26.9±6.4 year and 25±4.2 kg/m respectively. Weight and BMI of women did not change during the study. Cholesterol and LDL significantly increased during Ramadan and decreased after Ramadan (p<0.05). No significant change was seen in TG and HDL during the study (p<0.05). Conclusion: Cholesterol and LDL During Ramadan increases and then decreases. There was no change in the levels of TG and HDL in pregnant women. The present study findings may not be sufficient to definitely conclude that Ramadan fasting is safe during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fasting,Cholesterol, HDL,Cholesterol, LDL,Triglycerides,Pregna
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Parasitology and Mycology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Clinical Biochemistry Research Center
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 06:56
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 05:05

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