STUDY ON RAMADAN FASTING TOWARDS LIPID PROFILES AND TOTAL ANTIOXIDANT STATUS (TAS) AMONG HIGHER INSTITUTION LEARNING CENTRE STAFFS
*Mohd Adzim Khalili, R., Zetty Hulwany, M.Z., Norhayati, A.H. Mohd Nasir, M.N., Muralidara, D.V and Intan Suhana Munira, M.A
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Objective:The study was conducted to determine the changes of lipid
profile and total antioxidant status (TAS) before, during and after
Ramadan fasting among staffs in Institute of Higher Education,
UniSZA. Methods:A total of 46 subjects were recruited (31% males
and 69% females) ranging from the age of 25 to 40 years old.
Information about socio-demographic data was obtained via
questionnaire. Lipid profile and TAS were determined using Olympus
AU-400 analyser machine and Cayman?s Antioxidant Assay kit
respectively. Results:The changes were detected in TC value, TG
value, HDL- C value, and LDL- C value before, during and after
Ramadan fasting. The TC value has shown significant changes at T2, T3 and T4 (p< 0.05).
However, TG value was significantly changed only at T3 (p = 0.31). There was no significant
difference in HDL-C value except the value was recorded to increase significantly at T3
(p=0.22). In contrast, significant changes in LDL- C was noted at T4 (p =0.01). TAS reading
has shown no significant changes towards these three distinctive periods. However, there was
significant difference of TAS value between male and female at T1 (p = 0.03).
Conclusions:Ramadan fasting provides various information in evaluating lipid profile. This
is hoped to help health professionals to construct strategic dietary intake during Ramadan.