Fasting is beneficial for health

DUBAI — Fasting during Ramadan is beneficial for health, says a doctor.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 15 Oct 2005, 10:52 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:50 PM

According to Dr Asha Rani, a specialist at the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, fasting, if done properly can give rest to the digestive tract and lower lipids and help keep systolic blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in check.

Dr Rani says Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate non-insulin dependant diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

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