Muslims' Eating Restrictions Have Health Benefits

July 11, 2001

Source: The Orange County Register

On July 11, 2001, The Orange County Register reported on the "emphasis on moderation [that] is especially stressed by Muslims during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting...In rat studies, the kind of fasting done during Ramadan was shown to lower the animals' risk of heart disease. And a study of practicing Muslims found that eating patterns during Ramadan raised 'good' cholesterol levels."