Talk:Adverse Effects of Islamic Fasting

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Reliable Evidence Needed?

Most of the evidence provided is from news paper articles. Not very scientific is it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 77.96.134.123 (talkcontribs) on 16:27, 5 August 2012

Why do Muslim apologists tell/write blatant lies when evidence to the contrary is right there for everyone to see... not very clever is it? As pointed out here and in many other talk pages, your objections are so nonsensical that there couldn't be any purpose behind them other than to waste our editors time. Let's see (section by section) if your assertion that "most of the evidence provided is from news paper articles" is correct.

Effects on Health

Direct quotes from a scientific study (Toda, Masahiro, Morimoto, Kanehisa - Ramadan Fasting - Effect on Healthy Muslims - Social Behavior and Personality, 2004)

Migraines

News article quoting a scientific study headed by a Muslim neurologist (Dr. Ibrahim Abu-Salameh, Dr. Igal Plecht, Dr. Gal Ifergan, Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, published in the Journal of Headache and Pain)

Tachycardia, severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and circulatory collapse

Direct quotes from a scientific study (Polish Journal of Occupational Medince 1991 4:3 219-28)

Weight Fluctuation

Direct quotes from a scientific study (Toda, Masahiro, Morimoto, Kanehisa - Ramadan Fasting - Effect on Healthy Muslims - Social Behavior and Personality, 2004)

Sleep disorders

Direct quotes from a scientific study (Ahmed BAHAMMAM/Sleep Disorders Center, Respiratory Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Daytime Drowsiness and Alertness

Direct quotes from scientific studies (Therapie 54:567-72) (Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2000 44:101-7)

Affect on Circadian Patterns

Direct quotes from a scientific study ("Does Ramadan modify the Circadian Patterns?" - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, March 2006, Vol. 52 Issue 1)

Lactating women

Directly referenced to a scientific study ("The effect of Ramadan on maternal nutrition and composition of breast milk." Pg. 278-283, vol. 48 - Nutrition and Dietetics; Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)

Pregnancies

News article quoting a scientific study (Douglas Almond, of Columbia University, and Bhashkar Mazumder, of the Federal Research Bank of Chicago)

Binge eating, headaches and increase in gastric acidity

This section features 3 news article quoting medical experts and statistics provided by a Medical Hospital (Dr. Muhammad Alabdooni, chairman of the Dutch Moroccan Physicians Association; Dr Manisha Phadke, dietitian based in Sharjah; Anjali Dange, dietitian at Welcare Hospital) (Hamad Medical Hospital).

Irritability

Direct quotes from a scientific study (Psychosomatic Medicine 2000 Mar-Apr 62:2 280-5)

Crime Rate

News article quoting a scientific study (Cairòs Institute of Social Sciences of the Arab World) There are 4 other news articles quoted in that section, all quoting reliable sources (e.g. Egypt's Ministry of the Interior; Madiaha El-Safty, a professor of psychology at the American University in Cairo; Sr. Comr. Muhammad Iriawan, Director of Jakarta Police’s General Crime Unit; Sjarief Mustafa, official of the Jakarta city administration)

Child Trafficking

News article quoting a reliable source (Naseem Ur-Rahman, UNICEF)

Disruption of Emergency Services

Directly referenced to a scientific study (Bener, A., Absood, G. H., Achan, N. V., & Sankaran-Kutty, M. (1992). Road traffic injuries in Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates. The Journal of the Royal Society of Health, 112, 273-276.)

Reduced Blood Donation

News article quoting a reliable source (Blood Transfusion Organization)

Physical Exhaustion and Incapacitation

Directly referenced to a scientific study (International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 2000 Mar 51:125-34)

Violence and Anti-Social Behavior Towards Non-Muslims

Violence and anti-social behavior towards non-Muslims during Ramadan is so widespread and so widely reported, that it doesn't need a "scientific study" to be proven. It is an undeniable fact. We reference 11 news articles that note a rise in persecution and/or specific incidents all around the world during Ramadan to prove our point, and there is plenty more articles we could reference if we felt the need to (e.g. [1], [2], [3])

Economical Effects

News article quoting a scientific study (Cairòs Institute of Social Sciences of the Arab World) Several other news articles quoting reliable sources and/or experts (Hussam Ayesh, Economic analyst; Dr. Musa'ab Al-Zubair)

Comments from Muslims and former Muslims

This section obviously does not need to quote scientific studies

Conclusion

Your claim that "most of the evidence provided is from news paper articles" has been proven false. Most of the sections reference and quote directly from the conclusion of scientific studies. As for the news articles quoted here, most of them reference and describe the conclusions of scientific studies.
You guys are your own worst enemies. Every time you make nonsensical objections to pages here, you only contribute to improving them (e.g. here and here). I think I'll add finding the scientific studies referred to in some of them news sources onto our tasks list. Cheers.