Bastyr University is conducting a small study to investigate health effects during Ramadhân.
Intermittent fasting including Ramadhân has become a subject of interest for health researchers. In 2017, researchers published a study on Ramadhân reporting increased blood concentration of neurochemicals including dopamine and serotonin.
Researchers at Bastyr University are seeking participation of the Muslim community, specifically people who observe fasting during Ramadhân. They are interested in collecting blood, urine, and survey questionnaire data from those fasting during Ramadhân .
The study requires 15 – 20 people this year, and the first data collection must occur before March 23rd. Participants can come to Bastyr for blood draw or a clinician can meet at the Center for your convenience.
The total number of blood draw will be three times: before, mid, and at near the end of Ramadhân. For the token of appreciation, $20 will be offered for each data collection.
Data collected will benefit scientific knowledge of Ramadhân and may help clinicians to recommend dietary and spiritual practice for their patients. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.
To participate you must:
➢ Observe fasting during Ramadhân (March 23 – April 21, 2023)
➢ Be between 18 and 75 years old
➢ Be able to donate blood specimens three times: before, middle, end of Ramadhân
➢ Live within 14 miles from Kirkland city limits with no travel plans during Ramadhân
➢ Be fully vaccinated against COVID
➢ Not pregnant or breast feeding
For more information, please contact study staff:
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