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


Background: Fasting during Ramadan represent one of the five pillars of the Islamic religion. Soit 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 circulatingimmune complex (CIC) level and immune system. Methods: The CIC levels were measuredbefore and after Ramadan by polyethylenglycole method. The blood samples were examinedusing quantitation chemiluminesence and circulating immune techniques. The results wereanalyzed using t-test and calculated coefficient correlation between CIC before and afterRamadan. Results: There was no significant difference between the CIC level before and afterRamadan. Conclusion: According to the results, fasting during Ramadan does not have bad effecton immune system of healthy people.Keywords: CIC; Ramadan; Fasting; Immune complex


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