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Hydration status of university students in the fasting month of Ramadan

Khattak, Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan and Mohd Shukri, Nor Azwani and Baharuddin, Nur Hidaya (2021) Hydration status of university students in the fasting month of Ramadan. In: 3rd World Congress on the Integration and Islamicisation (2021 WCII): Mental Health and Well Being in the 4th Industrial Revolution, 4- 6 June 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the hydration status of the students who were observing their religious obligation during the holy month of Ramadan. Background: Islamic fasting is widely advocated for its health benefits around the world. According to Islamic faith in the Holy Quran it is prescribed by Almighty Allah (God) for the Muslim to fast in the holy month of Ramadan of the Islamic Calendar every year. Therefore, this study was conducted on university students to assess their hydration status while fasting. Methods: Thirty male and female students of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuantan Campus volunteered to participate in this study. All study participants were of normal body mass index (BMI) according to the WHO classification. Their hydration status was assessed using a bioelectrical impedance (BIA) instrument. This was done before, during, and after fasting, on specific adjusted timing of post meals . The collected data were compiled and statistically analysed. Results: The results indicated that the total body water (TBW) was increased without affecting the balance of intracellular water (ICW) and extracellular water (ECW) of the fasting study participants. Conclusion: This study indicates that Islamic fasting does not cause reduction in TBW in the fasting individuals. The TBW is maintained due to the burning of body fat.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydration Status, Students, Islamic, Fasting, Ramadan
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan Khattak
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 16:01
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 16:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90966

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