CIRCULATING IMMUNE COMPLEX DURING RAMADAN

A. Latifynia, M. Vojgani, T. Abofazeli, H. Jafarieh

Abstract


Background: Fasting during Ramadan represent one of the five pillars of the Islamic religion. So
it is important to know the effect of this kind of fasting on people's life especially on their health.
The purpose of this study was to show the effect of fasting during Ramadan on circulating
immune complex (CIC) level and immune system. Methods: The CIC levels were measured
before and after Ramadan by polyethylenglycole method. The blood samples were examined
using quantitation chemiluminesence and circulating immune techniques. The results were
analyzed using t-test and calculated coefficient correlation between CIC before and after
Ramadan. Results: There was no significant difference between the CIC level before and after
Ramadan. Conclusion: According to the results, fasting during Ramadan does not have bad effect
on immune system of healthy people.
Keywords: CIC; Ramadan; Fasting; Immune complex

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