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Table 1 Faecal SCFAs in patients with IBS-D and HCs with comparisons between the groups

From: The propionic acid and butyric acid in serum but not in feces are increased in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

SCFAs (mg/g)IBS-D (n = 21)HC(n = 14)t valueP value
Acetate4.95 ± 1.074.77 ± 1.47−0.420.68
Propionate6.34 ± 1.016.28 ± 1.08−0.170.87
Butyrate2.98 ± 0.513.07 ± 0.450.550.61
Propionate –Butyrate3.36 ± 1.103.21 ± 1.05−0.400.69
Propionate/Butyrate2.18 ± 0.502.08 ± 0.42−0.670.51
  1. T-test was adopted in group measurement data. SCFAS, short-chain fatty acids; IBS-D, diarrhea-predominant IBS; HC, healthy control