Could Ramadan make you gain weight?

In Iran, health experts have issued warnings on TV and radio discouraging people from overeating during the holy month of Ramadan. They are right to worry. Some Iranians actually gain weight during this time because they overindulge at iftar, the evening feast when Muslims break their daily fasts, National Geographic News reports:

In Iran, health experts have issued warnings on TV and radio discouraging people from overeating during the holy month of Ramadan.

They are right to worry. Some Iranians actually gain weight during this time because they overindulge at iftar, the evening feast when Muslims break their daily fasts, National Geographic News reports:

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In Iran, health experts have issued warnings on TV and radio discouraging people from overeating during the holy month of Ramadan.

They are right to worry. Some Iranians actually gain weight during this time because they overindulge at iftar, the evening feast when Muslims break their daily fasts, National Geographic News reports:

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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