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Table 4 Caecal tissue weight, caecal content, faecal output and concentration of bile acids in faeces

From: Effects of Pediococcus parvulus 2.6 and its exopolysaccharide on plasma cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers in mice

  Caecal tissue weight Caecal content Faecal output Bile acids in faeces*
   (g)    (g)   (g/mouse*24 h) (μmol/mouse*24 h)
  Mean SEM n Mean SEM n Mean SEM n Median 25-75% n
Control 0.047a 0.002 10 0.14a 0.01 10 0.124 0.026 3 1.5 1.2-1.8 3
Pd 2.6 EPS 0.057b 0.002 10 0.18b 0.01 10 0.128 0.029 3 1.3 1.0-1.9 3
Pd 2.6 R 0.048a 0.002 10 0.13a 0.01 10 0.123 0.017 3 1.9 1.4-2.0 3
Pd 2.6 NR 0.051ab 0.002 10 0.16ab 0.01 10 0.113 0.028 3 1.8 0.8-2.3 3
  1. n, number of observations.
  2. Statistics were calculated using one-way ANOVA for multiple comparisons. Tukey’s test was used for pairwise comparisons of means.
  3. * These data failed the normality test so a Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance on the ranks was run followed by Dunn’s method for pairwise multiple comparisons. Groups with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05).