Table 3

Dietary fibre intake, faecal composition and bowel habits
BG (n = 26) WG (n = 24) SG (n = 26)
Run-in Blue lupin Citrus Run-in White lupin Citrus Run-in Soya Citrus
Dietary fibre intake [g/d] 22.4 ± 6.4b 45.6 ± 5.8a 46.1 ± 8.7a 18.4 ± 5.0b 42.7 ± 6.1a 43.3 ± 5.1a 21.8 ± 5.7b 46.3 ± 5.3a 45.3 ± 5.5a
Faecal weight [g/d] 132 ± 60b 176 ± 81a 171 ± 107a 103 ± 62b 144 ± 81a 142 ±65a 135 ± 63b 156 ±73ab 173 ± 70a
Faecal dry matter
[g/100 g] 27.1 ± 5.1a 24.7 ± 5.3b 24.8 ± 5.0b 28.6 ± 5.8a 26.0 ± 5.3b 25.1 ± 4.4b 26.1 ± 5.0 25.6 ± 5.1 24.9 ± 4.7
[g/d] 34.2 ± 12.6b 40.7 ± 14.1a 38.4 ± 16.9a 28.2 ± 12.4b 35.7 ± 17.3a 35.0 ± 13.3a 33.6 ± 13.3b 38.2 ± 15.2ab 42.9 ± 18.9a
Faecal pH 6.65 ± 0.41a 6.38 ± 0.47b 6.49 ± 0.52ab 6.51 ± 0.33 6.54 ± 0.40 6.46 ± 0.40 6.42 ± 0.34 6.45 ± 0.30 6.45 ± 0.56
Transit time [d]1 1.29 ± 0.61b 1.02 ± 0.33c 1.48 ± 0.72a 1.47 ± 0.7 1.39 ± 0.57 1.28 ± 0.49 1.28 ± 0.61 1.33 ± 0.64 1.31 ± 0.42
Bristol Stool Form Scale 3.32 ± 1.04b 3.71 ± 0.80b 3.79 ± 0.92a 3.64 ± 1.04b 4.18 ± 1.14a 4.30 ± 1.01a 3.56 ± 1.13b 4.18 ± 1.21a 4.15 ± 0.78a
Total faecal fibre [g/d] 10.3 ± 4.5b 13.3 ± 5.5a 13.8 ± 9.3a 7.59 ± 3.73b 9.77 ± 4.85a 9.98 ± 4.3a 9.63 ± 3.79b 11.4 ± 4.4ab 13.5 ± 8.7a

Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation.

BG blue lupin group; WG white lupin group; SG soya group; blue lupin, Lupinus angustifolius cv. Boregine; white lupin, Lupinus albus cv. Typ Top; soya, Glycine max cv. Hefeng; citrus, citrus fibre Herbacel AQ Plus serving as active comparator.

a>b>cSignificant differences between mean values within each group with unequal superscript letters (P ≤ 0.05) determined by repeated measures ANOVA.

1Oro-faecal transit time: BG (n = 24), WG (n = 20), SG (n = 20).

Fechner et al.

Fechner et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:101   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-101

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