Various studies have revealed the existence of the miracle of fasting in terms of modern medical perspective. In scientific research, found no adverse effects of Ramadan fasting on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, eyes, endocrine profile, hematological and neuropsychiatric function.
Meta-analysis of studies or research on a variety of this Related Abstract obtained from Medline and local journals in Islamic countries 1960-2009. One hundred and thirteen articles that met the criteria for selection of papers reviewed in depth to identify the details of the related materials.
The result, there are tremendous benefits and not previously presumed by scientists about the miracles of Ramadan fasting on human health. Although Ramadan fasting is safe for all healthy people and some specific pain conditions, but in certain disease states a person should consult with your doctor and follow the scientific recommendations.
Nutrition experts world defines fasting or starvation (starvasi) as a taboo to consume nutrients either totally or partially in the long term or short term. While the concept of fasting in Islam is substantially refrained from eating, drinking and sex from dawn until sunset, accompanied by the intention. So fast compared to differences starvasi usual.
This 20 miracles fasting Against Human Health
1. Balance of anabolism and catabolism
In contrast to starvation or starves in various forms can disrupt the body’s health. In contrast, fasting Ramadan occurs in the balance of anabolism and catabolism of amino acids and resulting in a variety of other substances help the regeneration of cells and components to produce blood glucose and amino acids in the blood supply throughout the day. Reserve enough protein in the liver due to intake of nutrients when the meal will remain open and be able to create the conditions for the body to continue to produce essential proteins such as albumin, globulin and fibrinogen. This does not happen to starves long term, because the accumulation of large amounts of fat, so the risk of cirrhosis of the liver occurs. While fasting in the month of Ramadan, the liver function is still active and well.
2. Will not lead to acidification of the blood.
And also unlike starves, the Islamic fasting showed slowly oxidized amino acids and ketone substances has not increased in the blood so it will not lead to acidification of the blood.
3. No effect on human blood cells
In the study, while fasting had no effect on human blood cells and there is no difference in reticulocyte count, red blood cell volume and mean hemoglobin concentration (MCH, MCHC) compared with those who did not fast.
4. Fasting in patients with type 2 diabetes had no effect
Ramadan fasting in patients with type 2 diabetes had no effect and there is no difference in protein sugar, glycosylated protein and glycosylated hemoglobin. But in people with certain types of diabetes should consult with a physician if you want fast. Among them are people with diabetes with increased ketone, is pregnant, the child’s age or other complications such as kidney failure and heart.
5. Effect on pregnant women and lactating
There is a fast study in pregnant women, nursing mothers, and the group is not pregnant and not breastfeeding in the West African village. It turned out that the study concluded there were no differences in serum glucose, free fatty acids, trigliserol, ketones, beta hydroxy butyrate, alanine, insulin, glucagon and the hormone thyroxine.
6. Effect on the fetus when the mother understand fasting
Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Gaziantep University Hospital, on 36 healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies of 20 consecutive weeks or more, who fasted during Ramadan to evaluate the effect of Ramadan on fetal Doppler ultrasound measurements of the increase in fetal biparietal diameter (BPD ), an increase in fetal femur length (FL), increasing the estimated fetal weight (EFBW), fetal biophysical profile (BPP), amniotic fluid index (AFI), and the ratio of umbilical artery systolic / diastolic (S / D) ratio.
7. Decrease in glucose and body weight
Cohort study conducted on 81 students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences during fasting. Evaluation of weight, body mass index (BMI), glucose, triglycerides (TG), cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and Very Low density lipoprotein (VLDL), before and after Ramadan. This study showed that Ramadan fasting causes a decrease in glucose and body weight. Although there is a significant reduction in the frequency of feeding, significant increases in LDL and HDL decrease was recorded in the month of Ramadan. It seems that the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood lipid levels may be closely related to dietary nutrients or biochemical response to starvation.
8. Effect on thyroid function
When fasting was also shown to have no effect on human thyroid function. The results showed that there were no differences in plasma levels of thyroxine (TS), free thyroxine, tironin triyodium and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients with a fasting man.
9. Influence on the hormone virgisteron
While the study of female hormones are not an interruption in hormone virgisteron when implementing fast. However, 80% of the study population showed a decrease in the hormone prolactin. This research shows new hope for patients with infertility or female infertility due to an increase in the hormone prolactin. So that during fasting, she still has a great opportunity to remain in fertile conditions.
10. Work for the Heart
Some studies say there is actually no significant difference when fasting than when not fasting. Ramadan fasting does not affect significantly the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein. Despite increases in serum uric acid Uriah and often occurs during mild dehydration during fasting. When fasting was an increase in HDL and apoprotein alfa1. Decrease in LDL itself was very beneficial for heart health and blood vessels. Several studies “chronobiological” indicates the time of Ramadan fasting affects the circadian rhythms decrease the distribution of body temperature, hormone cortisol, melatonin and glisemia. Various minor changes although it seems to also contribute to the improvement of human health.
11. Repair and restoration of function and performance of the cell
When the fast changes and the massive conversion of the amino acid that accumulates from the food, before being distributed in the body happens to reformat. So that, new buds allow cells to repair and restore the function and performance. When the fasting diet can supply fatty acids and essential amino acids when eating a meal and break the fast. To form shoots protein, fat, phosphate, cholesterol and others to build new cells and clean up the fat cells that clot in the heart. The number of dead cells in the body reaches 125 million per second, but who was born and younge more.
12. Very effectively increases the concentration of urine in the kidneys and increase urine osmotic strength
Cessation of water intake during fasting very effectively increases the concentration of urine in the kidneys and increase urine osmotic power to reach 1000 to 12,000 osmosis ml / kg water. In certain circumstances this will provide protection against renal function. Water shortages in the fasting were found to minimize the volume of water in the blood. This condition results encourage the performance of local regulatory mechanisms of blood vessels and increase the prostaglandins, which in turn spur job function and red blood cells.
13. In the fasting state was able to boost the immune system
Research shows an increase in lymphocytes during fasting up to ten times as much. Despite the overall white blood cell count was unchanged T cells had passed rapidly. In a recent study showed that decreased levels of apo-betta, increased levels of apo-alfa1 than before fasting. Such conditions may keep heart disease and blood vessels.
14. Decrease in various hormones one of the secrets of living long-term
Endocrinology research suggests that diet during fasting that is rotatif become a burden in the assimilation of food in the body. This situation resulted in a decrease of the hormone insulin and digestive systems in large numbers. Decrease in various hormones is one of the secrets of long life.
15. Useful in the formation of sperm
Other benefits demonstrated in research on male fertility. In a study carried out research on the hormone testosterone, prolactin, lemotin, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), turns out the final conclusion of the study is fasting beneficial in sperm formation through changes in hypothalamic-pituatari testicular hormones and the effects of both testes.
16. Beneficial for patients with inflammation of the joints (arthritis) or rheumatoid arthritis
Another benefit that needs further research is the effect of fasting on the improvement of patients with inflammation of the joints (arthritis) or rheumatoid arthritis. The parameters studied were the function of neutralizing the cell (neutrophils) and clinical progression of patients. The study concluded that there is a correlation between the improvement in rheumatoid arthritis and an increase in neutralizing the ability of cells to eradicate the bacteria.
17. Hormone and testosterone improve sexual performance
In a journal of endocrine and metabolic studies reported fasting is associated with hormones and male sexual performance. The study looked virility hormone levels (testosterone), stimulants sac (FSH) and lemotin (LH). Changes in various hormone levels in each week. Obtained in the initial stages of the hormone testosterone drop resulting decrease in sexual desire but do not disturb the network of fertility. But only temporarily because of a few days after the fasting hormone testosterone and sexual performance improved greatly over the previous
18. Significantly improve the mental condition
DiMoskow a researcher doing research on a thousand people with mental disorders including schizophrenia. It turned out that about 65% with fasting there is a significant improvement of mental condition. Various other studies show it also reduces the risk of Ramadan fasting koplication obesity, protects the body from kidney stones, reduce sexual upheavals among the young and other diseases are still a lot more.
19. Increase in psychosocial communication with God and fellow human
Psychosocial benefits of fasting for life play an important role in human health. In the fasting month of an increase in psychosocial communication both with God and fellow human beings. Psychological relationship with God in the form of communication will increase rapidly, because fasting is a month full of blessings. Every prayer and worship will be rewarding many times than usual. Increasing the quality and quantity of worship in the month of fasting will also increase social communication with a fellow human being either family, relatives and neighbors will be more frequent. Various service improvements will directly improve the relationship with the Creator and each other this will make life more secure, calm, happy, happy, contented and happy.
20. Lowering of adrenaline
Psychological state of calm, quiet and not filled with anger when fasting was able to reduce adrenalin. When anger was increasing the amount of adrenaline by 20-30 fold. Adrenalin will minimize muscle contraction bile, peripheral blood vessels; coronary arteries expand, increasing blood pressure and increase the volume of arterial blood to the heart and the heart rate. Adrenalin also adds to the formation of cholesterol from low-fat protein density. These developments may increase the risk of vascular disease, heart and brain, such as coronary heart disease, stroke and others.
Various scientific studies through medical research have shown that the apparently fasting month of Ramadan as a month full of enormous benefit to the human body. Rather, many studies have shown that fasting is different from ordinary starves, generally will not interfere with the human body. In scrutinizing the scientific findings will be further believed that the blessings promised in the fasting health were not just theory and opinion. Health benefits of fasting for some have been scientifically proven. Naturally, that fasting is the most awaited by the Muslims because it is scientifically proven to be promising blessings and miracles in human health.