Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and biochemical parameters during prolonged intermittent fasting

  • Aksungar F
  • Topkaya A
  • Akyildiz M
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is well known that nutritional habits, sleeping patterns and meal frequency have profound effects on maintaining human health. Ramadan is a religious month for Islam, during which Muslims do not eat and drink during the daylight hours. The duration of restricted food and beverage intake is approximately 12 h/day for 1 month, which makes Ramadan a model of prolonged intermittent fasting. METHODS: In order to evaluate the effects of long-lasting modifications of food intake on inflammatory markers and biochemical parameters 40 healthy volunteers of normal weight [20 females aged between 20 and 38 years, 20 males aged between 23 and 39 years, body mass index (BMI)

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  • C-reactive protein
  • Fasting
  • Folate
  • High-density lipoprotein
  • Homocysteine
  • Interleukin-6
  • Ramadan
  • Vitamin B12

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Authors

  • Fehime B. Aksungar

  • Aynur E. Topkaya

  • Mahmut Akyildiz

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