Card image

Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Health and Athletic Performance

Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Health and Athletic Performance

Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Health and Athletic Performance

  • Editor: Hamdi Chtourou
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-030-0
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-030-0-031
  • No of Pages: 221
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: June 2015 , Fri 12
  • Chapter 1      
    Ramadan and Oral Pathologies
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Ramadan fasting represents one of the five pillars of the Islam creed.

  • Chapter 2      
    Ramadan Fasting and Immunity System
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Ramadan fasting represents the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar and the fourth of the five pillars of the Islam creed.

  • Chapter 3      
    Ramadan and Health-Related Applications for Mobiles and Smartphones: Ramadan 2.0 or The Digital Ramadan, as a New Emerging Trend
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Ramadan fasting represents one of the five pillars of the Islam creed.

  • Chapter 4      
    Ramadan Fasting and Skin Disorders
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Even though patients are exempted from observing this religious duty, they may be eager to share this particular moment of the year with their family and peers.

  • Chapter 5      
    Ramadan Fasting and Cardiovascular Disease
    Authors: Amar M Salam, Imtiaz Salim, Jassim Al Suwaidi

    Fasting is an integral part of many religions.

  • Chapter 6      
    Ramadan Fasting and Cancer
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Even though some subjects (among which patients) are exempted from observing this religious duty

  • Chapter 7      
    Ramadan Fasting and Emergencies
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Few studies have been carried out, addressing this issue

  • Chapter 8      
    Ramadan Fasting and Diabetes
    Authors: Meghit Boumediene Khaled

    Ramadan fasting, the ninth month of Islamic Hijri Calendar is a religious duty of Islam

  • Chapter 9      
    Ramadan Fasting and Infectious Diseases
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

     According to the Sunnah, Ramadan fasting represents the fourth of the five pillars of the Islam creed.

  • Chapter 10      
    Ramadan Fasting and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Ramadan fasting represents one of the five pillars of the Islam creed.

  • Chapter 11      
    Ramadan and Psychiatric Disorders
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohsen Rezaeian

    Ramadan fasting represents one of the five pillars of the Islam Sunni creed and the second Practice of Faith for the Shiites.

  • Chapter 12      
    Involvement in Religion and Self-Regulation: Explanations of Muslims’ Affects and Behaviors during Ramadan
    Authors: Walid Briki

    The present chapter aims to describe and explain the health-related, psychological, and social outcomes related to Ramadan fasting.

  • Chapter 13      
    Ramadan Fasting and Biological Biomarkers: The New Opportunities of Systems Biology and Omics Sciences
    Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Ramadan fasting represents the fourth of the five pillars of the Islam creed (aqidah).

  • Chapter 14      
    Ramadan Fasting and Lipid Profile
    Authors: Hadi AR HadiKhafaji, Jassim Al Suwaidi

    Since the influential effort of Mc Cay et al, ample interest has been shown in caloric restriction’s aptitude to perk up health and to spread lifespan.

  • Chapter 15      
    Body Composition, Hematological and Biochemical Modifications during Ramadan Fasting
    Authors: Khaled Trabelsi, Stephen R Stannard, Roy J Shephard, Kamel Jamoussi, Ahmed Hakim

    During the observance of Ramadan, food and fluid intake is concentrated into the hours between sunset and the following sunrise.

  • Chapter 16      
    Maintaining Fluid Balance during Day Fasting in the Month of Ramadan
    Authors: Roy J Shephard

    The observance of Ramadan requires complete abstinence from oral intake of any food or any fluid from before dawn to just after sunset

  • Chapter 17      
    Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Disturbances during Ramadan: Implications on Sports Performance
    Authors: Herrera Christopher Paul, Berrichi Houria, Karim Chamari, Davenne Damien

    The sleep-wake cycle is the most discernible human circadian rhythm.

  • Chapter 18      
    Ramadan Fasting and Sport Performance
    Authors: Asma Aloui, Hamdi Chtourou, Nizar Souissi, Karim Chamari

    Ramadan fasting is annually observed by Muslims over the world.

  • Chapter 19      
    Ramadan Fasting and Diurnal Variation in Sport Performance
    Authors: Hamdi Chtourou, Asma Aloui, Omar Hammouda, Dr. Haddad Monoem , Nizar Souissi, Karim Chamari

    Muslim athletes, whether living in a Muslim majority country or a non-Muslim country, should fast from dawn to sunset daily during Ramadan.

  • Chapter 20      
    Injury Rate during Ramadan
    Authors: Karim Chamari, Dr. Haddad Monoem , Hamdi Chtourou, Herrera Christopher Paul, Cristiano Eirale

    Injury surveillance studies are an integral part in the effort to protect athletes’ health in various sports activities.

  • Chapter 21      
    Exercise Responses and Training during Daytime Fasting in the Month of Ramadan and its Impact on Training-Induced Adaptations
    Authors: Nurhayatul Filzah Damit, Vivienna Tzia Woon Lim, Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed, Anis Chaouachi, Karim Chamari, Rabindarjeet Singh, Michael Yong Hwa Chia, Abdul Rashid Aziz

    During the month of Ramadan, restriction of food and fluid intake for many hours before and during exercise

  • Chapter 22      
    Recommendations for Optimal Competitive Exercise Performance and Effective Training-Induced Adaptations when Ramadan Fasting
    Authors: Vivienna Tzia Woon Lim, Nurhayatul Filzah Damit, Abdul Rashid Aziz

    The act of fasting is mandatory for every able-bodied Muslim individual to show their faith in Islam.

  • Hamdi Chtourou

    Research Laboratory “Sport Performance Optimization” National Center of Medicine and Sciences in Sport (CNMSS), Tunis, Tunisia

    Dr. Hamdi Chtourou has received his PhD in “Exercise Physiology” in the University of Carthage in Mars 2013. Currently, he is working as Assistant professor in the high institute of sports and physical education, University of Sfax, Tunisia. His research has included: Sport medicine, Sport Sciences, Chronobiology, Ramadan Fasting, Strength and conditioning, Athletic training, & Performance optimization. He is serving as an editorial member of several journals like World Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research & Journal of Modern Physiological Research and expert Reviewers for journals like PLOS ONE, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Behavioral and Brain Functions, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Science, Journal of Athletic Training, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, & Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He has authored several research articles/books. He has numerous conference presentations that were presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Chtourou is an active member of the Tunisian association of young researchers in sciences and techniques of sports and physical activities and of the Tunisian Research Laboratory ‘’Sport Performance Optimisation’’ National Centre of Medicine and Sciences in Sport (CNMSS).

Follow us on