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Table 2 Cecal parameters from experiment C.

From: Effects of apples and specific apple components on the cecal environment of conventional rats: role of apple pectin

Dietary group Control 7% pectin 10 g apple
Propionate (μmol/g cecal content) 6.8 ± 2.3 10.5 ± 4.4 10.2 ± 4.1
Butyrate (μmol/g cecal content) 3.7 ± 2.2 9.4 ± 3.1** 6.7 ± 4.5*
Cecal pH 7.0 ± 0.1 6.6 ± 0.2** 6.8 ± 0.3*
Relative cecum weight (g/kg b.w.) 12.3 ± 1.9 19.0 ± 5.2** 15.2 ± 5.4
GUS (U/g cecal content) 4.1 ± 1.2 10.7 ± 5.6** 5.9 ± 2.9
BGL (U/g cecal content) 3.5 ± 0.6 4.9 ± 1.8 3.8 ± 1.8
  1. The data are averages and standard deviations from eight animals in each group.
  2. * Asterisks indicate a significant difference from the control group; P < 0.05 (*) or P < 0.01 (**). U is defined as μmol/h.