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Table 2 Weight and pH of Caecum after 35 days of consumption of Western type diets with the given carbohydrate sourcesa.

From: Dietary carbohydrate source influences molecular fingerprints of the rat faecal microbiota

  N (Caecum weight incl. content/bodyweight) × 1000 (Caecum weight excl. content/bodyweight) × 1000 pH of caecum content
Control 8 8.34 ± 3.0 2.35 ± 0.4 6.83 ± 0.3
Sucrose 8 7.23 ± 0.9 1.94 ± 0.1 6.93 ± 0.2
Potato starch 8 16.93 ± 3.8* 3.46 ± 0.9* 6.48 ± 0.1*
Inulin 8 30.48 ± 6.3* 4.83 ± 0.9* 5.64 ± 0.2*
Oligofructose 8 32.27 ± 3.3* 5.54 ± 0.6* 5.75 ± 0.5*
  1. aValues are given as Means ± Standard Deviations.
  2. *Values differing significantly (P < 0.05) from the control group.