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Table 3 Effect of experimental diets on final bodyweight, food intake, faecal output, pH, caecal weight and caecal content weight1.

From: Effect of high amylose maize starches on colonic fermentation and apoptotic response to DNA-damage in the colon of rats

  Control Cellulose HYLON VII Hi-maize 1043 Hi-maize 240 Hi-maize 260 NOVELOSE 330
Final bodyweight 369 ± 4 353 ± 8 345 ± 10 345 ± 11 341 ± 9 366 ± 8 359 ± 4
Food intake (g/d) 17.9 ± 0.8bc 18.0 ± 0.5bc 15.5 ± 0.7a 15.8 ± 0.7ab 15.4 ± 0.7a 15.6 ± 0.5ab 19.0 ± 0.4c
Faecal Output (g/d) 0.5 ± 0.1a 1.7 ± 0.1b 1.7 ± 0.2b 1.9 ± 0.2b 1.7 ± 0.2b 2.2 ± 0.2b 3.2 ± 0.3c
Faecal pH 7.4 ± 0.05d 7.1 ± 0.03c 5.7 ± 0.03ab 5.8 ± 0.05b 5.7 ± 0.04ab 5.8 ± 0.07b 5.5 ± 0.03a
Caecal pH 7.5 ± 0.06c 7.2 ± 0.05b 5.6 ± 0.03a 5.6 ± 0.02a 5.7 ± 0.02a 5.7 ± 0.01a 5.5 ± 0.03a
Caecum weight (g) 0.60 ± 0.03ab 0.54 ± 0.02a 0.66 ± 0.03b 0.62 ± 0.04ab 0.66 ± 0.03ab 0.71 ± 0.04b 0.95 ± 0.04c
Caecal contents (g) 1.3 ± 0.05a 1.58 ± 0.08ab 1.50 ± 0.11ab 1.24 ± 0.05a 1.97 ± 0.06b 1.76 ± 0.09b 2.43 ± 0.19c
  1. 1 Means ± SEM, n = 12. Means with superscripts without a common letter differ, P < 0.05.