The aim of the current study by A. Mari et al. (Nazareth Hospital EMMS, Nazareth, and Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel) was to assess the impact of caloric restrictions during Ramadan fasting on severity index of NASH severity scores.
The authors conducted a retrospective, case control study in Nazareth Hospital between 2017 and 2019. Intermittent fasting showed significant improvement on inflammatory markers, insulin sensitivity, and non-invasive measures for NASH severity assessment. Future prospective and laboratory studies are needed to confirm the positive effect of intermittent fasting among NASH subjects.