Aim: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of Ramadan fasting on some blood lipid parameters in physically active and sedentary adult males. Method: During the month of Ramadan to fasting regularly, three days a week with a history of sports, at least 60 minutes 70-80% exercise intensity of walking exercises in 9 men athletes and regularly during the month of Ramadan, regularly do not exercise 9 sedentary men, including a total of 18 a volunteer participated in this study. The cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL values of 5 cc venous blood samples were analyzed before and after ramazan from the athletes and sedentary groups. Data were analyzed with SPSS 20.0 statistical package program and the significance level was taken as (p <0.05). Findings: Although weight loss of the physically active and sedentary groups before and after the ramadan study were examined, there was no significant difference in weight loss in both groups (p > 0.05). While there was no significant difference in terms of cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL values of rats before and after ramazan (p> 0.05), there was a significant difference in LDL value (p <0.05). While no significant difference was found between the cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL values of the sedanters before and after ramadan (p> 0.05), there was a significant difference in HDL value (p <0.05). Conclusion: As a result, before and after ramadan blood values were examined, the LDL value for physically active group and HDL value for sedentary group were significantly different (p <0.05). Significant differences in HDL and LDL values of athletes and sedentary groups may be influenced by nutrition, carbohydrate weighted food consumption, exercise frequency or sedentary lifestyle, genetics, gender, age and environmental factors.
Keywords: Fasting, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides