IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Frihastina Lubis, Santi Syafril, Dharma Lindarto
Background: Obesity is associated with insulin resistance, lipid metabolism disorders, and metabolic syndrome. Adipose tissue in obese patients tends to have low-grade chronic inflammation that secretes inflammatory mediator cells and adipokines that block insulin signaling pathways. Ramadan fasting, which is prolonged intermittent fasting, is thought to have beneficial effects in losing weight and body fat, improving lipid profiles, and increasing insulin sensitivity.