Table 3

Effect of Ramadan fasting on hematological factors before and after Ramadan (Mean values with standard deviation) (n = 82)
Hematological factors Before Ramadan After Ramadan p-values
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WBC (1000/μl) 6.6 ± 1.5 6.9 ± 1.5 0.011
RBC (mil/μl) 4.7 ± 0.3 4.9 ± 0.4 0.000
HGB1(g/dL) 13.6 ± 1.2 13.7 ± 1.0 0.254
MCV (fl) 87.6 ± 5.0 83.7 ± 4.2 0.000
MCH (pg) 28.8 ± 2.1 27.9 ± 1.8 0.000
PLT2 (1000/μl) 219.2 ± 54.1 242.7 ± 56.2 0.000

1HGB, Hemoglobin.

2PLT,Platelet count.

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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