Table 2

Effect of Ramadan fasting on some clinical and biological parameters before and after Ramadan (n = 65 for hs-CRP and 82 for rest)
Biochemical variables Before Ramadan After Ramadan p-values
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FBS1(mmol/l) 124.7 ± 48 128.1 ± 54 0.327
insulin (μU/mL) 12.4 ± 9.5 11.8 ± 7.6 0.583
HOMA.IR (μUmol/l2) 3.8 ± 3 3.6 ± 3 0.093
Hcy2(μmol/l) 10.5 ± 3.8 11.5 ± 3.9 0.065
hs-CRP ( mg/L) 1.0 ± 1 0.9 ± 1 0.160

1FBS, fasting blood sugar.

2Hcy, homocysteine.

3SD = standard deviation.

Nematy et al.

Nematy et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:69   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-69

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