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Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

During the month of Muslim fasting (Ramadan) many people alter their sleeping habits and stay awake most of the night In this study I looked into the effect of this alteration as well as the effect of fasting on testosterone and its circadian variation in fifty-eight (58) healthy adults. Fortysix (46) of the subjects showed alteration of the diurnal variation during the third week of fasting. Thirty-eight (38) males showed significant increase in evening testosterone level and eight (8) females showed significant decrease of morning testosterone level (P <  0.001 in both). These findings suggest that alteration in sleeping pattern during Ramadan has a significant effect on testosterone levels.

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