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Table 3 Concentrations (mmol/l) of fermentation products in caecum and colon contents of rats given different dietary treatments

From: Different types of soluble fermentable dietary fibre decrease food intake, body weight gain and adiposity in young adult male rats

  Diet group 1
  CONT CELL FOS GLUC PECT
Caecum      
Concentrations (mmol/l)     
Total 68.9 ± 7.01a 61.2 ± 7.79a 115.9 ± 10.80b,c 131.7 ± 6.82c 97.7 ± 6.88b
Acetate 47.6 ± 2.72a 41.2 ± 3.14a 21.7 ± 3.51b 23.8 ± 3.38b 49.2 ± 6.00a
Propionate 8.6 ± 0.58a,b 6.7 ± 0.48b,c 4.0 ± 0.89c 11.9 ± 1.88a 7.8 ± 0.70b,c
Butyrate 7.1 ± 0.58a,b 8.0 ± 1.37a,b 10.3 ± 2.29a 7.5 ± 1.48a,b 3.9 ± 0.84b
Succinate 5.3 ± 4.70a 6.2 ± 3.52a 74.2 ± 11.03b 88.5 ± 8.93b 36.8 ± 7.14c
Lactate 1.3 ± 0.92 0.0 5.7 ± 4.64 0.0 0.0
Proportional concentrations     
Acetate 0.69 0.67 0.19 0.18 0.50
Propionate 0.12 0.11 0.03 0.09 0.08
Butyrate 0.10 0.13 0.09 0.06 0.04
Succinate 0.08 0.10 0.64 0.67 0.38
Lactate 0.02 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00
Colon      
Concentrations (mmol/l)     
Total 63.5 ± 6.53a,b 52.0 ± 6.51b 121.3 ± 4.51c 131.0 ± 5.41c 79.7 ± 8.63a
Acetate 40.9 ± 4.59a 33.4 ± 2.96a 15.7 ± 1.85b 16.4 ± 3.46b 32.4 ± 3.97a
Propionate 7.7 ± 0.77 6.4 ± 0.74 3.6 ± 0.99 5.0 ± 1.50 6.6 ± 1.20
Butyrate 5.6 ± 0.82 8.2 ± 3.08 5.4 ± 1.30 5.3 ± 1.74 2.9 ± 0.70
Succinate 6.7 ± 3.41a 3.0 ± 0.80a 92.0 ± 9.35b 104.3 ± 6.73b 37.8 ± 8.70c
Lactate 2.6 ± 1.98 1.0 ± 0.79 4.6 ± 3.87 0.0 0.0
Proportional concentrations     
Acetate 0.64 0.64 0.13 0.13 0.41
Propionate 0.12 0.12 0.03 0.04 0.08
Butyrate 0.09 0.16 0.04 0.04 0.04
Succinate 0.11 0.06 0.76 0.80 0.47
Lactate 0.04 0.02 0.04 0.00 0.00
  1. 1Diets were control (CONT) or contained 10% w/w fibre as cellulose (CELL), fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), oat beta-glucan (GLUC) or apple pectin (PECT). Values are means ± s.e.m. (n = 10/group). Within rows, values without a common letter are significantly different (P < 0.05).