Table 3

Fecal short chain fatty acid (μmol/L per g dry matter) and pH after kefir or milk consumption

KEFIR

MILK


SCFA

Day 0

Day 28

Day 0

Day 28

Acetic

247 ± 110

278 ± 129

228 ± 77

269 ± 104

Butyric

80 ± 53

99 ± 61

77 ± 38

75 ± 36

Isobutyric1

8.6 ± 4.1

10 ± 6.9

7.8 ± 2.5

11 ± 3.9

Valeric

13 ± 6

13 ± 6

13 ± 7

14 ± 7

Isovaleric1

14 ± 5

16 ± 8

12 ± 4

17 ± 6

Propionic1

95 ± 52

117 ± 66

85 ± 42

105 ± 61

Total SCFA1

458 ± 192

535 ± 239

423 ± 149

492 ± 196

Fecal (pH)

6.5 ± 0.5

6.8 ± 0.6

6.5 ± 0.5

6.7 ± 0.4


Values are means ± SD, n = 12. 1significant effect of time during both kefir and milk supplementation, p < 0.05.

St-Onge et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2002 2:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-2-1

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