The effects of Ramadan fasting on activity and energy expenditure.

Published on Jan 1, 2018in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.568
· DOI :10.1093/ajcn/nqx016
Nader Lessan6
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(Imperial College London),
Ilham Saadane1
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(Imperial College London)
+ 5 AuthorsMaha T Barakat5
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(Imperial College London)
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