Fecal short chain fatty acids in South African urban Africans and whites.

Abstract

UNLABELLED Diminished levels for fecal short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) have been linked to occurrence of ulcerative colitis, colorectal polyps, and colon cancer, diseases that are rare or uncommon in African populations. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine fecal SCFA concentrations and fecal pH values in groups of black South Africans (African… (More)

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