Tag: Fast

China Bans Ramadan Fast in Muslim Northwest

 Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been ordered by the state20126297372684734_20to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Statements posted in the past week on websites of schools, government agencies and local party organisations in the Xinjiang region said the ban would protect students’ wellbeing and prevent the use of schools and government offices to promote religion, the AP news agency reported on Thursday. more

BBC Horizon 2012: Eat, Fast and Live Longer(+Video)

Michael Mosley fasted for two days every week Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered. I’d always…