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Table 2 Clinical and caloric intake changes during the three protocol periods

From: Effects of Ramadan fasting on platelet reactivity in diabetic patients treated with clopidogrel

  Pre-Ramadan
mean (SD)
Ramadan
mean (SD)
Post-Ramadan
mean (SD)
Systolic arterial pressure (mmHg) 139 (24) 137 (24) 136 (24)
Diastolic arterial pressure (mmHg) 79 (12) 77 (12) 78 (12)
Pulse (b/min) 78 (12) 81 (14) 79 (14)
Weight (kg) 83.2 (11.2) 81.7 (11.1)* 82.9 (13.9)£
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.5 (3.7) 29.0 (3.6)* 29.6 (3.7)£
Caloric total intake (kcal/j) 2156 (449) 2035 (455) 2209 (551)
 Carbohydrate intake (%) 55.2 (8.3) 56.8 (7.3) 55.1 (8.8)
 Protein intake (%) 17.4 (3.9) 17.3 (3.4) 17.3 (4.8)
 Fat intake (%) 27.4 (7.8) 25.7 (6.7) 27.6 (8.3)
  1. * p < 0.05 between Pre-Ramadan and Ramadan, £ p < 0.05 between Ramadan and post-Ramadan