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Table 2 Changes in inflammatory markers, disease activity indices and quality of life scores between pre-and post-Ramadan IF

From: Effect of Ramadan intermittent fasting on inflammatory markers, disease severity, depression, and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A prospective cohort study

  Before fasting After fasting P value
Median (Mean) IQR Median (Mean) IQR
Serum CRP*
All
UC
CD
0.53
(1.32)
0.5
(1.17)
0.98
(1.80)
0.18–1.56
0.12–1.56
0.40–1.70
0.50
(1.74)
0.48
(1.85)
0.81
(1.40)
0.15–1.22
0.15–1.40
0.27–1.19
0.27
0.47
0.67
Stool calprotectin**
All
UC
Crohn’s
163
(276)
176
(295)
152
(228)
35–418
50–436
28–338
218
(323)
218
(358)
206
(230)
63–426
124–613
52–383
0.62
0.34
0.73
Partial Mayo score 1
(1.8)
0–3 1
(2.3)
0–5 0.02
Harvey-Bradshaw index 4
(4.9)
3–5 5
(5.4)
2–7 0.41
SIBDQ 43
(41.4)
29–54 40
(39.8)
30–49 0.12
Hamilton depression scale 18
(16.6)
8–23 18
(16.9)
10–23 0.81
  1. CRP: C-reactive protein, IQR: Interquartile range, UC: Ulcerative colitis, SIBDQ: Simple inflammatory bowel diseases questionnaire
  2. * 65 patients had CRP tested before and after fasting
  3. ** 51 patients had stool calprotectin tested before and after fasting