This article is specifically discuss about a recent research done by Su et al (2021) about the effect of Ramadan Fasting on Gut Microbiome.
In this particular research, they collected the samples of feces and blood from the subjects, and also took the longitudinal physiologic data in 2 cohorts, in 2 years. Results showed that Ramadan fasting increased microbiome diversity and associated with upregulation of the Clostridiales order–derived Lachnospiraceae and Ruminococcaceae bacterial families. Microbiome composition returned to baseline upon termination of intermittent feeding. Moreover, changes in Lachnospiraceae concentrations reflected intermittent fasting–provoked changes in physiologic parameters.
Intermittent fasting induces substantial remodeling of the gut microbiome. The Ramadan fasting–provoked increase of butyric acid–producing Lachnospiraceae. This result gives an obvious possible explanation for health effects associated with Ramadan fasting.
Junhong Su, Yueying Wang, Xiaofang Zhang, Mingfu Ma, Zhenrong Xie, Qiuwei Pan, Zhongren Ma, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Remodeling of the gut microbiome during Ramadan-associated intermittent fasting, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2021;, nqaa388, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa388