Obesity surgery and Ramadan: a prospective analysis of nutritional intake, hunger and satiety, and adaptive behaviours during fasting

Ebaa Al-Ozairi, J Al Kandari, D AlHaqqan, O AlHarbi, Y Masters, Akheel A Syed

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Fasting for religious or lifestyle reasons poses a challenge to people who have undergone bariatric surgery. A total fast (abstaining from all forms of nourishment including liquids) during long summer days puts these patients at risk of dehydration and poor calorie and nutrient intake. METHODS: We undertook telephone surveys of 24-h food recall, hunger and satiety scores, medication use, adverse symptoms and depression scores on a fasting day in Ramadan and a non-fasting day subsequently. RESULTS: We studied 207 participants (166 women) who had undergone sleeve gastrectomy. The mean (standard error) age was 35.2 (0.7) years. Men and women consumed 20.4 % (P = 0.018) and 16.9 % (P 
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-529
    Number of pages6
    JournalObesity Surgery
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2015

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