Volatile organic compounds from feces and their potential for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease

  title={Volatile organic compounds from feces and their potential for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease},
  author={Catherine E. Garner and Stephen Smith and Ben Lacy Costello and Paul White and Robert Spencer and Chris S Probert and Norman M. Ratcliffem},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  pages={1675 - 1688}
Little is known about the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in feces and their potential health consequences. Patients and healthcare professionals have observed that feces often smell abnormal during gastrointestinal disease. The aim of this work was to define the volatiles emitted from the feces of healthy donors and patients with gastrointestinal disease. Our hypotheses were that i) VOCs would be shared in health;ii) VOCs would be constant in individuals; and iii) specific changes in VOCs… 

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