Skip to main content

Table 1 Faecal pH values and faecal fat concentrations after intervention with phosphorus and calcium

From: High phosphorus intake and gut-related parameters – results of a randomized placebo-controlled human intervention study

Parameter P1000/Ca0 P1000/Ca500 P1000/Ca1000
Faecal pH value
 n 16 18 16
 Placebo 6.7 ± 0.7 6.6 ± 0.5 7.0 ± 0.7
 8 weeks 6.5 ± 0.5 6.3 ± 0.5 6.5* ± 0.6
Faecal fat [g/100 g fresh faeces]
 n 19 20 21
 Placebo 5.9 ± 2.8 5.6 ± 3.2 4.1 ± 1.7
 8 weeks 5.5 ± 3.1 5.6 ± 2.5 4.0 ± 2.3
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. P1000/Ca0 1000 mg phosphorus/0 mg calcium, P1000/Ca500 1000 mg phosphorus/500 mg calcium, P1000/Ca1000 1000 mg phosphorus/1000 mg calcium
  3. *significantly different to placebo (p ≤ 0.05); effect of time was tested with paired Students t-test