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Table 3 Effects of consuming the soluble cocoa products on total fibre and polyphenol intake (Mean values and standard error of mean (SEM), n = 44)

From: Effects of regularly consuming dietary fibre rich soluble cocoa products on bowel habits in healthy subjects: a free-living, two-stage, randomized, crossover, single-blind intervention

  Total Fibre Intake (g/day) Polyphenol Intake (mg/day)
Stage Mean SEM Mean SEM
Non-cocoa 17.29a 0.71 1424.71 106.92
Cocoa product A 19.86a 0.88 1549.90 163.32
Cocoa product B 23.91b 0.88 1696.43 132.23
  p < 0.001 N.S.
  1. Effects were studied using a mixed model with repeated measures (stage) with one factorial fixed factor (cocoa product). Where there was a significant main effect, post hoc Bonferroni tests were also used to analyse differences between means.
  2. a,bMean values within a column with unlike superscript were significantly different according to Bonferroni test.