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Table 5 In vivo inhibitory effects of LAB on fecal harmful enzymes in subjects

From: Efficacy of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) supplement in management of constipation among nursing home residents

  Period  
Activity (%) Befored Aftere pvalueb
β-glucosidase 1.60 ± 1.05a 2.44 ± 1.05 NSc
β-glucuronidase 1.29 ± 0.76 2.08 ± 1.07 NS
Tryptophanase 0.41 ± 0.25 0.23 ± 0.06 0.0473
Urease 0.46 ± 0.10 0.32 ± 0.11 0.0051
  1. aEach value provided is the mean ± standard deviation.
  2. bSignificance from each other at p < 0.05 as determined by Duncan's multiple-range test.
  3. cNS: not significant.
  4. dBefore the experiment started.
  5. eAt the end of experiment.