International Journal of Sport Studies for Health

Published by: Kowsar

Effects of Practicing Physical Activity During Ramadan Fasting on Health-Related Indices: An Updated Brief Review

Khaled Trabelsi 1 , * , Wassim Moalla 1 , Omar Boukhris 1 , Achraf Ammar 1 , Kais Elabed 1 , Ahmed Hakim 2 and Hamdi Chtourou 1
Authors Information
1 UR15JS01: Education, Motricite, Sport et Sante (EM2S), High Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
2 Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Article information
  • International journal of Sport Studies for Health: July 2018, 1 (3); e83789
  • Published Online: September 10, 2018
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: August 31, 2018
  • Accepted: September 7, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/intjssh.83789

To Cite: Trabelsi K, Moalla W, Boukhris O, Ammar A, Elabed K, et al. Effects of Practicing Physical Activity During Ramadan Fasting on Health-Related Indices: An Updated Brief Review, Int J Sport Stud Hlth. 2018 ; 1(3):e83789. doi: 10.5812/intjssh.83789.

Abstract
Copyright © 2018, International Journal of Sport Studies for Health. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Context
2. Hematological Parameters
3. Biochemical Parameters
4. Conclusion
References
  • 1. Aloui A, Chtourou H, Masmoudi L, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Souissi N. Effects of Ramadan fasting on male judokas’ performances in specific and non-specific judo tasks. Biol Rhythm Res. 2013;44(4):645-54. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2012.722454.
  • 2. Aloui A, Chtourou H, Hammouda O, Souissi H, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, et al. Effects of Ramadan on the diurnal variations of physical performance and perceived exertion in adolescent soccer players. Biol Rhythm Res. 2013;44(6):869-75. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2013.780697.
  • 3. Aloui A, Chtourou H, Hammouda O, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Souissi N. The challenge of rapid weight loss prior to competition for Muslim combat sport athletes during Ramadan. Biol Rhythm Res. 2013;44(6):876-84. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2013.780698.
  • 4. Chtourou H. Effects of Ramadan fasting on health and athletic performance. New York, NY: OMICS International; 2015. doi: 10.4172/978-1-63278-030-0-031.
  • 5. Chtourou H, Chtourou L, Trabelsi K, Tahri N, Souissi N. Possible gastrointestinal disorders for athletes during Ramadan: an overview. Biol Rhythm Res. 2017;49(1):51-60. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2017.1333196.
  • 6. Chtourou H, Briki W, Hammouda O, Aloui A, Souissi N, Chaouachi A. The effect of the time-of-day of training during Ramadan on soccer players’ chronotype and mood states. Sport Sci Health. 2014;10(2):143-7. doi: 10.1007/s11332-014-0185-x.
  • 7. Chtourou H, Hammouda O, Souissi H, Chamari K, Chaouachi A, Souissi N. The effect of Ramadan fasting on physical performances, mood state and perceived exertion in young footballers. Asian J Sports Med. 2011;2(3):177-85. [PubMed: 22375237]. [PubMed Central: PMC3289213].
  • 8. Chtourou H, Hammouda O, Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Souissi N. The effect of time-of-day and Ramadan fasting on anaerobic performances. Int J Sports Med. 2012;33(2):142-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1286251. [PubMed: 22318530].
  • 9. BaHammam A. Assessment of sleep patterns, daytime sleepiness, and chronotype during Ramadan in fasting and nonfasting individuals. Saudi Med J. 2005;26(4):616-22. [PubMed: 15900372].
  • 10. Husain R, Duncan MT, Cheah SH, Ch'ng SL. Effects of fasting in Ramadan on tropical Asiatic Moslems. Br J Nutr. 1987;58(1):41-8. [PubMed: 3620437].
  • 11. Bouhlel E, Salhi Z, Bouhlel H, Mdella S, Amamou A, Zaouali M, et al. Effect of Ramadan fasting on fuel oxidation during exercise in trained male rugby players. Diabetes Metab. 2006;32(6):617-24. doi: 10.1016/S1262-3636(07)70317-8. [PubMed: 17296516].
  • 12. Bouhlel H, Bogdanis G, Hamila A, Miled A, Chelly MS, Denguezli M, et al. Effects of Ramadan observance on repeated cycle ergometer sprinting and associated inflammatory and oxidative stress responses in trained young men. J Fast Health. 2016;4(1):39-47.
  • 13. Trabelsi K, El Abed K, Trepanowski JF, Stannard SR, Ghlissi Z, Ghozzi H, et al. Effects of Ramadan fasting on biochemical and anthropometric parameters in physically active men. Asian J Sports Med. 2011;2(3):134-44. [PubMed: 22375232]. [PubMed Central: PMC3289216].
  • 14. Trabelsi K, Rebai H, El-Abed K, Stannard SR, Khannous H, Masmoudi L, et al. Effect of Ramadan fasting on body water status markers after a rugby sevens match. Asian J Sports Med. 2011;2(3):186-94. [PubMed: 22375238]. [PubMed Central: PMC3289207].
  • 15. Trabelsi K, el Abed K, Stannard SR, Jammoussi K, Zeghal KM, Hakim A. Effects of fed- versus fasted-state aerobic training during Ramadan on body composition and some metabolic parameters in physically active men. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012;22(1):11-8. [PubMed: 22248495].
  • 16. Elabed K, Trabelsi K, Ghlissi Z, Stannard SR, Leeuwenburgh C, Jamoussi K, et al. Effect of resistance training during the month of Ramadan on antioxidants and oxidative stress biomarkers in recreational bodybuilders. Biol Rhythm Res. 2015;46(4):459-70. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2015.1015232.
  • 17. Leiper JB, Molla AM, Molla AM. Effects on health of fluid restriction during fasting in Ramadan. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003;57 Suppl 2:S30-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601899. [PubMed: 14681711].
  • 18. Frost G, Pirani S. Meal frequency and nutritional intake during Ramadan: A pilot study. Hum Nutr Appl Nutr. 1987;41(1):47-50. [PubMed: 3558007].
  • 19. el Ati J, Beji C, Danguir J. Increased fat oxidation during Ramadan fasting in healthy women: an adaptative mechanism for body-weight maintenance. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995;62(2):302-7. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/62.2.302. [PubMed: 7625336].
  • 20. Chaouachi A, Chamari K, Roky R, Wong P, Mbazaa A, Bartagi Z, et al. Lipid profiles of judo athletes during Ramadan. Int J Sports Med. 2008;29(4):282-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-965338. [PubMed: 17879887].
  • 21. Hammouda O, Chtourou H, Aloui A, Chahed H, Kallel C, Miled A, et al. Concomitant effects of Ramadan fasting and time-of-day on apolipoprotein AI, B, Lp-a and homocysteine responses during aerobic exercise in Tunisian soccer players. PLoS One. 2013;8(11). e79873. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079873. [PubMed: 24244572]. [PubMed Central: PMC3823586].
  • 22. Bouguerra L, Ben Abderrahman A, Chtourou H, Zouhal H, Tabka Z, Prioux J. The effect of time-of-day of training during Ramadan on physiological parameters in highly trained endurance athletes. Biol Rhythm Res. 2017;48(4):541-55. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2016.1276271.
  • 23. Trabelsi K, Rebai H, el Abed K, Stannard SR, Kallel C, Sahnoun Z, et al. Effect of Ramadan fasting on renal function markers and serum electrolytes after a rugby sevens match. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy (IOSRPHR). 2012;2(5):42-50. doi: 10.9790/3013-25104250.
  • 24. Trabelsi K, Stannard SR, Maughan RJ, Jammoussi K, Zeghal KM, Hakim A. Effect of resistance training during Ramadan on body composition and markers of renal function, metabolism, inflammation, and immunity in recreational bodybuilders. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metabol. 2012;22(4):267-75. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.22.4.267.
  • 25. Hammouda O, Chtourou H, Aloui A, Mejri MA, Chahed H, Miled A, et al. Does Ramadan fasting affect the diurnal variations in metabolic responses and total antioxidant capacity during exercise in young soccer players? Sport Sci Health. 2014;10(2):97-104. doi: 10.1007/s11332-014-0179-8.
  • 26. Trabelsi K, Stannard SR, Chtourou H, Moalla W, Ghozzi H, Jamoussi K, et al. Monitoring athletes’ hydration status and sleep patterns during Ramadan observance: methodological and practical considerations. Biol Rhythm Res. 2017;49(3):337-65. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2017.1368214.
  • 27. Boukhris O, Hsouna H, Chtourou L, Abdessalem R, BenSalem S, Tahri N, et al. Effect of Ramadan fasting on feelings, dietary intake, rating of perceived exertion and repeated high intensity short-term maximal performance. Chronobiol Int. 2018;In press.
  • 28. Aloui A, Chaouachi A, Chtourou H, Wong del P, Haddad M, Chamari K, et al. Effects of Ramadan on the diurnal variations of repeated-sprint performances. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2013;8(3):254-62. [PubMed: 22952200].
  • 29. Souissi N, Chamari K, Chaouachi A, Monoem H, Hammouda O, Aloui A, et al. Martial arts and Ramadan fasting with special reference to Taekwondo. In: Monoem H, editor. Performance optimization in Taekwondo: From laboratory to field. OMICS International; 2015. 147 p.
  • 30. Baklouti H, Aloui A, Chtourou H, Briki W, Chaouachi A, Souissi N. Does increasing active warm-up duration affect afternoon short-term maximal performance during Ramadan? PLoS One. 2015;10(2). e0116809. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116809. [PubMed: 25646955]. [PubMed Central: PMC4315438].
  • 31. Baklouti H, Rejeb N, Aloui A, Jaafar H, Ammar A, Chtourou H, et al. Short versus long small-sided game training during Ramadan in soccer players. Phys Ther Sport. 2017;24:20-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.10.002. [PubMed: 28171810].
  • 32. Aloui A, Briki W, Baklouti H, Chtourou H, Driss T, Chaouachi A, et al. Listening to music during warming-up counteracts the negative effects of Ramadan observance on short-term maximal performance. PLoS One. 2015;10(8). e0136400. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136400. [PubMed: 26301508]. [PubMed Central: PMC4547754].
  • 33. Aloui A, Chtourou H, Briki W, Tabben M, Chaouachi A, Souissi N, et al. Rapid weight loss in the context of Ramadan observance: Recommendations for judokas. Biol Sport. 2016;33(4):407-13. doi: 10.5604/20831862.1224098. [PubMed: 28090146]. [PubMed Central: PMC5143776].
  • 34. Abedelmalek S, Denguezli M, Chtourou H, Souissi N, Tabka Z. Does Ramadan fasting affect acylated ghrelin and growth hormone concentrations during short-term maximal exercise in the afternoon? Biol Rhythm Res. 2015;46(5):691-701. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2015.1048949.
  • 35. Hamouda O, Chtourou H, Farjallah MA, Davenne D, Souissi N. The effect of Ramadan fasting on the diurnal variations in aerobic and anaerobic performances in Tunisian youth soccer players. Biol Rhythm Res. 2012;43(2):177-90. doi: 10.1080/09291016.2011.560050.
  • 36. Oppliger RA, Bartok C. Hydration testing of athletes. Sports Med. 2002;32(15):959-71. [PubMed: 12457417].
  • 37. Maughan RJ, Leiper JB, Bartagi Z, Zrifi R, Zerguini Y, Dvorak J. Effect of Ramadan fasting on some biochemical and haematological parameters in Tunisian youth soccer players undertaking their usual training and competition schedule. J Sports Sci. 2008;26 Suppl 3:S39-46. doi: 10.1080/02640410802491368. [PubMed: 19085451].
  • 38. Tayebi SM, Ghanbari Niaki A, Hanachi P, Alizadeh Ghaziani G. The effect of Ramadan fasting and weight-lifting training on plasma volume, glucose and lipids profile of male weight-lifters. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2010;13(2):57-62.
  • 39. Attarzadeh Hosseini SR, Hejazi K. The effects of Ramadan fasting and physical activity on blood hematological-biochemical parameters. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2013;16(7):845-9. [PubMed: 23997915]. [PubMed Central: PMC3758056].
  • 40. Ramadan J, Telahoun G, Al-Zaid NS, Barac-Nieto M. Responses to exercise, fluid, and energy balances during Ramadan in sedentary and active males. Nutrition. 1999;15(10):735-9. [PubMed: 10501284].
  • 41. Shirreffs SM. Markers of hydration status. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2000;40(1):80-4. [PubMed: 10822913].
  • 42. Maughan RJ, Shirreffs SM. Hydration and performance during Ramadan. J Sports Sci. 2012;30 Suppl 1:S33-41. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2012.688140. [PubMed: 22594964].
  • 43. Chaouachi A, Leiper JB, Chtourou H, Aziz AR, Chamari K. The effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting on athletic performance: recommendations for the maintenance of physical fitness. J Sports Sci. 2012;30 Suppl 1:S53-73. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2012.698297. [PubMed: 22738880].
  • 44. Chtourou H, Hammouda O, Aloui A, Souissi N, Chaouachi A. The optimal time of day for training during Ramadan: A review study. J Fast Health. 2014;2(1):46-52.
  • 45. Trabelsi K, Stannard SR, Ghlissi Z, Maughan RJ, Kallel C, Jamoussi K, et al. Effect of fed- versus fasted state resistance training during Ramadan on body composition and selected metabolic parameters in bodybuilders. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013;10(1):23. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-10-23. [PubMed: 23617897]. [PubMed Central: PMC3639860].
  • 46. Shephard RJ. The impact of Ramadan observance upon athletic performance. Nutrients. 2012;4(6):491-505. doi: 10.3390/nu4060491. [PubMed: 22822448]. [PubMed Central: PMC3397348].
  • 47. Cockcroft DW, Gault MH. Prediction of creatinine clearance from serum creatinine. Nephron. 1976;16(1):31-41. doi: 10.1159/000180580. [PubMed: 1244564].
  • 48. Kakadiya J, Shah N. Renal function markers: A short review. J Innov Trends Pharm Sci. 2010;1:270-3.
  • 49. Gowda S, Desai PB, Kulkarni SS, Hull VV, Math AA, Vernekar SN. Markers of renal function tests. N Am J Med Sci. 2010;2(4):170-3. [PubMed: 22624135]. [PubMed Central: PMC3354405].
  • 50. Bouhlel E, Denguezli M, Zaouali M, Tabka Z, Shephard RJ. Ramadan fastings effect on plasma leptin, adiponectin concentrations, and body composition in trained young men. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008;18(6):617-27. [PubMed: 19164831].
  • 51. Fakhrzadeh H, Larijani B, Sanjari M, Baradar-Jalili R, Amini MR. Effect of Ramadan fasting on clinical and biochemical parameters in healthy adults. Ann Saudi Med. 2003;23(3-4):223-6. [PubMed: 16985327].
  • 52. Larijani B, Zahedi F, Sanjari M, Amini MR, Jalili RB, Adibi H, et al. The effect of Ramadan fasting on fasting serum glucose in healthy adults. Med J Malaysia. 2003;58(5):678-80. [PubMed: 15190653].
  • 53. Aziz AR, Che Muhamad AM, Roslan SR, Ghulam Mohamed N, Singh R, Chia MYH. Poorer intermittent sprints performance in Ramadan-fasted muslim footballers despite controlling for pre-exercise dietary intake, sleep and training load. Sports (Basel). 2017;5(1). doi: 10.3390/sports5010004. [PubMed: 29910364]. [PubMed Central: PMC5969002].
  • 54. Aziz AR, Wahid MF, Png W, Jesuvadian CV. Effects of Ramadan fasting on 60 min of endurance running performance in moderately trained men. Br J Sports Med. 2010;44(7):516-21. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.070425. [PubMed: 20519256].
  • 55. Aziz AR, Slater GJ, Chia MYH, Teh KC. Effects of Ramadan fasting on training induced adaptations to a seven-week high-intensity interval exercise programme. Sci Sports. 2012;27(1):31-8. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2011.03.004.
  • 56. Faye J, Fall A, Badji L, Cisse F, Stephan H, Tine P. [Effects of Ramadan fast on weight, performance and glycemia during training for resistance]. Dakar Med. 2005;50(3):146-51. French. [PubMed: 17632999].
  • 57. Aziz AR, Che Muhamed AM, Ooi CH, Singh R, Chia MYH. Effects of Ramadan fasting on the physical activity profile of trained Muslim soccer players during a 90-minute match. Sci Med Football. 2017;2(1):29-38. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2017.1393550.
  • 58. Tian HH, Aziz AR, Png W, Wahid MF, Yeo D, Constance Png AL. Effects of fasting during Ramadan month on cognitive function in muslim athletes. Asian J Sports Med. 2011;2(3):145-53. [PubMed: 22375233]. [PubMed Central: PMC3289210].
  • 59. Png W, Bhaskaran K, Sinclair AJ, Aziz AR. Effects of ingesting low glycemic index carbohydrate food for the sahur meal on subjective, metabolic and physiological responses, and endurance performance in Ramadan fasted men. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2014;65(5):629-36. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2014.886187. [PubMed: 24524697].
  • 60. Jeukendrup AE, McLaughlin J. Carbohydrate ingestion during exercise: Effects on performance, training adaptations and trainability of the gut. In: Maughan RJ, Burke LM, editors. Sports nutrition: More than just calories - triggers for adaptation. 69. Basel, Switzerland: Karger Publications; 2012. doi: 10.1159/000329268.
  • 61. Chennaoui M, Desgorces F, Drogou C, Boudjemaa B, Tomaszewski A, Depiesse F, et al. Effects of Ramadan fasting on physical performance and metabolic, hormonal, and inflammatory parameters in middle-distance runners. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2009;34(4):587-94. doi: 10.1139/H09-014. [PubMed: 19767792].
  • 62. Mattson FH, Grundy SM. Comparison of effects of dietary saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids on plasma lipids and lipoproteins in man. J Lipid Res. 1985;26(2):194-202. [PubMed: 3989378].
  • 63. Adlouni A, Ghalim N, Saile R, Hda N, Parra HJ, Benslimane A. Beneficial effect on serum apo AI, apo B and Lp AI levels of Ramadan fasting. Clin Chim Acta. 1998;271(2):179-89. [PubMed: 9565333].

Featured Image:

Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:

Author(s):

Article(s):

Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments