The Effect of Fasting During Ramdan on Endothelial Function

M. A Khouchab, L. Chemaou EL Fihri, S. Jourani, N. Charei, M. EL Hattaoui
2020 SAS Journal of Medicine  
Original Research Article The endothelium has emerged as the key regulator of vascular homeostasis, in that it has not merely a barrier function but also acts as an active signal transducer for circulating influences that modify the vessel wall phenotype. It has been demonstrated that Dietary patterns may induce a significant impact on vascular reactivity and endothelial function. Different studies demonstrated that healthy dietary lifestyle had a direct effect on the endothelial vascular
more » ... ons and reduce cardiovascular events (3). However, there is no study that shows clearly the effect of Fasting during Ramadan. The present review exposes the role of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), most widely used non-invasive ultrasound to assess the effect of fasting during Ramadan in endothelial function and the improvement of cardiovascular functions.
doi:10.36347/sasjm.2020.v06i04.004 fatcat:tdpvn3s4ojdgjbl22jakjjwy7i